choroid coat
noun see choroid

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • choroid coat — n CHOROID …   Medical dictionary

  • choroid coat — noun a highly vascular membrane in the eye between the retina and the sclera; a dark pigmentation minimizes the scattering of light inside the eye • Syn: ↑choroid • Hypernyms: ↑membrane, ↑tissue layer • Part Holonyms: ↑eye, ↑oculus, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • choroid coat — cho′roid coat n. anat. a pigmented, highly vascular membrane of the eye, continuous with the iris, between the sclera and the retina, functioning to nourish the retina and absorb scattered light Also called choroid 2) cho′roid mem brane. •… …   From formal English to slang

  • choroid coat — Ophthalm. a pigmented, highly vascular membrane of the eye that is continuous with the iris and lies between the sclera and the retina, functioning to nourish the retina and absorb scattered light. See diag. under eye. Also called choroid,… …   Universalium

  • Choroid — Schematic cross section of the human eye; choroid is shown in purple …   Wikipedia

  • Choroid — Cho roid, a. [gr. ?; ? chorion + e i^dos form.] (Anat.) resembling the chorion; as, the choroid plexuses of the ventricles of the brain, and the choroid coat of the eyeball. n. The choroid coat of the eye. See {Eye}. [1913 Webster] {Choroid… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Choroid plexus — Choroid Cho roid, a. [gr. ?; ? chorion + e i^dos form.] (Anat.) resembling the chorion; as, the choroid plexuses of the ventricles of the brain, and the choroid coat of the eyeball. n. The choroid coat of the eye. See {Eye}. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • choroid Anatomy — [ kɔ:rɔɪd, kɒr ] adjective resembling the chorion, particularly in containing many blood vessels. noun (also choroid coat) the pigmented vascular layer of the eyeball between the retina and the sclera. Derivatives choroidal adjective Origin C17:… …   English new terms dictionary

  • choroid membrane — noun see choroid coat * * * choroid membrane or choroid coat, a delicate membrane or coat between the sclerotic coat and the retina of the eyeball …   Useful english dictionary

  • choroid — The middle vascular tunic of the eye lying between the pigment epithelium and the sclera. SYN: choroidea [TA]. [G. choroeides, a false reading for chorioeides, like a membrane] * * * cho·roid kō(ə)r .ȯid, kȯ(ə)r also cho·ri·oid kōr ē .ȯid,… …   Medical dictionary

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