- the vascular tunic of the eye, comprising the iris, choroid coat, and ciliary body.
Origin of uvea
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Historical Examples of uvea
In the coloration of the eyes it is necessary to distinguish two factors, the uvea and the pigment.
When the pigment is wanting or is very scant, the fundamental blue or greenish colour of the uvea is apparent.
It was plainly seen that God, in anger, was laying His hand heavily on Uvea; and lo!Wild Justice: Stories of the South Seas
- the part of the eyeball consisting of the iris, ciliary body, and choroid
Word Origin for uvea
Word Origin and History for uvea
1520s, from medical Latin uvea, from Latin uva "grape; uvula" (see uvula).
- The vascular, pigmentary, middle coat of the eye comprising the choroid, ciliary body, and iris.