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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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(Anatomy) the part of the eyeball consisting of the iris, ciliary body, and choroid
[C16: from Medieval Latin ūvea, from Latin ūva grape]
ˈuveal, ˈuveous adj
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(ˈyu vi ə)

n., pl. u•ve•as.
the pigmented vascular tunic of the eye, comprising the iris, choroid coat, and ciliary body.
[1515–25; < Medieval Latin (tunica) ūvea, derivative of Latin ūva bunch of grapes]
u′ve•al, adj.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.uvea - the part of the eye that contains the iris and ciliary body and choroiduvea - the part of the eye that contains the iris and ciliary body and choroid
anatomical structure, bodily structure, body structure, complex body part, structure - a particular complex anatomical part of a living thing; "he has good bone structure"
eye, oculus, optic - the organ of sight
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n úvea
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Ocular melanoma could not be classified into conjunctival, uveal tract and other ocular sites owing to existing divisions of the ICD-O3 coding system (Table 4).
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Melanoma of the uveal tract is the most common primary intraocular malignancy in adults.
The uveal tract, which is the most vascular part of the eye, is the most likely to be affected.
Intraocular melanoma may occur at any point of the uveal tract. Patient survival is directly associated with the histological type of the primary ocular focus, which is designated as the most important parameter, while the survival rate seems to be higher for spindle cell type in contrary to epithelioid type [19].
When they occur, ocular Schwannomas are usually located in the orbit, uveal tract and conjunctiva.