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choroid

Pronunciation: kor'oyd

Definition: Portion of the middle or vascular layer of the eyeball lying between the pigment epithelium and the sclera and posterior to the other parts of the vascular layer, the ciliary body, and iris.

Synonym(s): choroideaTA

[G. choroeides, a false reading for chorioeides, like a membrane]

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