Definition of uvea in English:

uvea

noun

  • The pigmented layer of the eye, lying beneath the sclera and cornea, and comprising the iris, choroid, and ciliary body.

    • ‘This condition causes inflammation of your uvea.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The remaining chapters include discussions of tumors of the orbit, eyelid, conjunctiva, cornea and sclera, uvea, and optic nerve.’
    • ‘Uveitis affects the uvea.’

Origin

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

Pronunciation:

uvea

/ˈjuːvɪə/