uvea

[yoo-vee-uh]
noun Anatomy.
the vascular tunic of the eye, comprising the iris, choroid coat, and ciliary body.

Origin:
1515–25; < Medieval Latin ūvea, variant of Latin ūva fruit of the vine, grape

uveal, uveous, adjective
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uvea (ˈjuːvɪə)
 
n
the part of the eyeball consisting of the iris, ciliary body, and choroid
 
[C16: from Medieval Latin ūvea, from Latin ūva grape]
 
'uveal
 
adj
 
'uveous
 
adj

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uvea u·ve·a (yōō'vē-ə)
n.
The vascular, pigmentary, middle coat of the eye comprising the choroid, ciliary body, and iris.


u've·al adj.
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Uveitis is swelling and irritation of the uvea, the middle layer of the eye.
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