choroid coat


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cho′roid coat`


n.
a pigmented, highly vascular membrane of the eye, continuous with the iris, between the sclera and the retina, functioning to nourish the retina and absorb scattered light. Also called choroid, cho′roid mem`brane.
[1735–45]
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Noun1.choroid coat - a highly vascular membrane in the eye between the retina and the sclerachoroid coat - a highly vascular membrane in the eye between the retina and the sclera; a dark pigmentation minimizes the scattering of light inside the eye
eye, oculus, optic - the organ of sight
tissue layer, membrane - a pliable sheet of tissue that covers or lines or connects the organs or cells of animals or plants
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Pilar, 'Cholinergic innervation of the smooth muscle cells in the choroid coat of the chick eye and its development', Journal of Neuroscience, vol.