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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.


(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


(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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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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The 116 contributions to the first volume are organized into sections on basic science and pathophysiologic responses, examining and imaging the cornea and external eye, differential diagnosis of selected problems in corneal and external eye disease, the ocular adnexa, the conjunctiva, diseases of the cornea, and the sclera and anterior uvea.

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