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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.]
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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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u•ve•a(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]
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|Noun||1.||uvea - 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"
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