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uvea

Syllabification: u·ve·a
Pronunciation: /ˈyo͞ovēə
 
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Definition of uvea in English:

noun

The pigmented layer of the eye, lying beneath the sclera and cornea, and comprising the iris, choroid, and ciliary body.
Example sentences
  • The remaining chapters include discussions of tumors of the orbit, eyelid, conjunctiva, cornea and sclera, uvea, and optic nerve.
  • Most ocular complications involve the cornea but may also include the conjunctiva, uvea, sclera, retina, and surrounding structures.
  • Primary malignant melanoma most commonly originates from the skin; other less common sites include the mucous membranes, uvea, retina, and leptomeninges.

Origin

late Middle English (denoting the choroid layer of the eye): from medieval Latin, from Latin uva 'grape'.

Derivatives

uveal

1
adjective
Example sentences
  • Signs to look for include a distorted pupil, cataract, prolapsed black uveal tissue on the ocular surface, and vitreous haemorrhage.
  • It should be noted that regional lymph node involvement is rare in uveal melanoma.
  • The uveal tract is a group of connected structures inside the eye.

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