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The vascular middle layer of the eye constituting the iris, ciliary body, and choroid.

[Medieval Latin ūvea, from Latin ūva, grape.]

u′ve·al adj.
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Adj.1.uveal - of or relating to the uvea of the eyeuveal - of or relating to the uvea of the eye
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