Vascular layer containing connective tissue, of the eye lying between the retina and the sclera. The choroid provides oxygen and nourishment to the outer layers of the retina. Along with the ciliary body and iris, the choroid forms the uveal tract[WP]. [ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Choroid ]

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Term information

Subsets

uberon_slim, pheno_slim, vertebrate_core, human_reference_atlas

definition
  • Vascular layer containing connective tissue, of the eye lying between the retina and the sclera. The choroid provides oxygen and nourishment to the outer layers of the retina. Along with the ciliary body and iris, the choroid forms the uveal tract[WP].
depicted by
  • http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/1e/Schematic_diagram_of_the_human_eye_en.svg
editor note
  • check choroid vs choroid layer; check ZFA/TAO placement - no homology assertion in VHOG. Note this is entirely in the posterior region of eyeball in ZFA
external ontology notes
  • MP treats posterior uvea and optic choroid as distinct
has exact synonym
  • posterior uvea
  • eye choroid
  • choroid
  • choroidea
  • choroid coat
has related synonym
  • optic choroid
  • choroidea
  • chorioid
id
  • UBERON:0001776
present in taxon
  • http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/NCBITaxon_9606