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 ]

Synonyms: choroid posterior uvea choroidea choroid coat eye choroid

This is just here as a test because I lose it

Term information

Subsets

uberon_slim, pheno_slim, vertebrate_core

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 related synonym

choroidea

chorioid

optic choroid

id

UBERON:0001776