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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.
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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24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Uveitis, also known as intraocular inflammation, refers to swelling of the middle layer of the eye, commonly known as uvea.
Uveitis is swelling of the middle layer of the eye, called the uvea or uveal tract.
Uveitis is inflammation of the uvea, the middle layer of the eye.
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During his first fieldwork in 1928, Firth mentions that there were only a handful old men who had first-hand geographical knowledge of other islands than Anuta and Vanikoro (1959: 49) but these nonetheless include the impressive range of Gilbert Islands/Kiribati, Uvea, Rotuma, Samoa, Tonga and Fiji, while Firth seems to be disappointed by the Tikopia seemingly not being familiar with Tahiti and Hawaii and only vaguely aware of New Zealand.
However, it has not been able to fully certify that Iran has NOT diverted nuclear material for military purposes, in part because Iran ceased to implement the UVEA Additional Protocol (AP), which strengthens the classic safeguards system with more stringent inspections of declared and undeclared facilities, in 2006.
The iris, lens, vitreous body, retina, and uvea were then removed by using gentle blunt dissection with a lens loupe or sterile cotton-tipped applicators (Fig 1c).
Malignant melanoma of the uvea is usually treated with episcleral plaque brachytherapy, charged particle radiation therapy or enucleation.
Notes on a collection of shells from Lifu and Uvea, Loyalty Islands, formed by the Rev.