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uvea

[ yoo-vee-uh ]
/ ˈyu vi ə /
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noun Anatomy.
the vascular tunic of the eye, comprising the iris, choroid coat, and ciliary body.
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Origin of uvea

1515–25; <Medieval Latin ūvea, variant of Latin ūva fruit of the vine, grape

OTHER WORDS FROM uvea

u·ve·al, u·ve·ous, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for uvea

uvea
/ (ˈjuːvɪə) /

noun
the part of the eyeball consisting of the iris, ciliary body, and choroid

Derived forms of uvea

uveal or uveous, adjective

Word Origin for uvea

C16: from Medieval Latin ūvea, from Latin ūva grape
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Medical definitions for uvea

uvea
[ yōōvē-ə ]

n.
The vascular, pigmentary, middle coat of the eye comprising the choroid, ciliary body, and iris.

Other words from uvea

uve•al adj.
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