choroid

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From New Latin choroides, from Ancient Greek χοροειδής (khoroeidḗs, alteration of χοριοειδής (khorioeidḗs, like the afterbirth)), from χόριον (khórion, membrane that encloses the fetus in the womb, afterbirth) +‎ -ειδής (-eidḗs, -like).

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choroid (not comparable)

  1. (anatomy) Resembling the chorion, particularly in containing many blood vessels.
    choroid plexus

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choroid (plural choroids)

  1. (anatomy) The pigmented vascular layer of the eyeball between the retina and the sclera.

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