the vascular tunic of the eye, comprising the iris, choroid coat, and ciliary body.
Origin of uvea
1515–25; < Medieval Latin ūvea, variant of Latin ūva fruit of the vine, grapeRelated formsu·ve·al, u·ve·ous, adjective
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Derived Formsuveal or uveous, adjective
the part of the eyeball consisting of the iris, ciliary body, and choroid
Word Origin for uvea
C16: from Medieval Latin ūvea, from Latin ūva grape
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Word Origin and History for uvea
1520s, from medical Latin uvea, from Latin uva "grape; uvula" (see uvula).
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Related formsu′ve•al adj.
The vascular, pigmentary, middle coat of the eye comprising the choroid, ciliary body, and iris.
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