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the tunica vasculosa of the eyeball, consisting of the iris, ciliary body, and choroid. adj., adj u´veal.
vascular layer of eyeball[TA]
the vascular, pigmentary, or middle coat of the eye, comprising the choroid, ciliary body, and iris.
uvea(u´ve-ah) the tunica vasculosa of the eyeball, consisting of the iris, ciliary body, and choroid.u´veal
The vascular middle layer of the eye constituting the iris, ciliary body, and choroid.
Etymology: L, uva, grape
the vascular, pigmented, middle coat of the eye. Also called tunica vasculosa bulbi, uveal tract. uveal, adj.
The middle coat of the eyeball between the sclera and retina. It includes the iris and ciliary body (the anterior uvea) and the choroid.
[L. uva, grape]
uveaThe coat of the eye lying immediately under the outer SCLERA (the CHOROID), together with its continuum, the CILIARY BODY and the IRIS. The uvea contains many blood vessels and a variable quantity of pigment. From the Greek word uvea, a grape, because of the resemblance of the uvea to a peeled black grape). See also UVEITIS.
The middle of the three coats of tissue surrounding the eye, comprising the choroid, iris, and ciliary body. The uvea is pigmented and well supplied with blood vessels.
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[L.] the iris, ciliary body, and choroid together.
see anterior uveal tract.