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choriocapillaris

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The inner layer of the choroid coat of the eye, formed largely of capillaries: an abbreviation of the phrase membrana or tunica choriocapillaris. Also called tunica Ruyschiana and tunica rasculosa Halleri.

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  • noun anatomy The capillary layer of the choroid of the eye

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Examples

  • The inverted retina places the photoreceptor ends of the rod and cone layer in direct contact with the choriocapillaris (capillary layer) behind it, which supplies it very efficiently with blood and oxygen.

    Critic in the Matrix

  • If the rod and cone cell layer were reversed with the active photoreceptor ends on the outside, the blood vessel choriocapillaris layer would have to be between the light and the photoreceptors, and because the blood vessels highly absorb light this would drastically reduce both sensitivity and resolution.

    Critic in the Matrix

  • … From this we can immediately discount one possible way of supplying the photoreceptors in a non-inverted retina where the photoreceptor would form the inner layer–pointing directly towards the light, i.e., by placing a choriocapillaris-type system of blood vessels in front of the photoreceptor cells, i.e., between the photoreceptors and the light.

    Denton vs Squid; the eye as suboptimal design. - The Panda's Thumb

  • The inner layer (lamina choriocapillaris) consists of an exceedingly fine capillary plexus, formed by the short ciliary vessels; the net-work is closer and finer in the posterior than in the anterior part of the choroid.

    X. The Organs of the Senses and the Common Integument. 1c. 1. The Tunics of the Eye

  • On the inner surface of the lamina choriocapillaris is a very thin, structureless, or faintly fibrous membrane, called the lamina basalis; it is closely connected with the stroma of the choroid, and separates it from the pigmentary layer of the retina.

    X. The Organs of the Senses and the Common Integument. 1c. 1. The Tunics of the Eye

  • VEGF from the retinal pigment epithelium to the choriocapillaris leads to degeneration of the CC, study finds

    THE MEDICAL NEWS

  • VEGF from the retinal pigment epithelium to the choriocapillaris leads to degeneration of the CC, study finds

    THE MEDICAL NEWS

  • Drusen, which may occur throughout the retina, contain extracellular deposits of biological material adhering to Bruch's membrane between the retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) and the choriocapillaris.

    PLoS ONE Alerts: New Articles

  • Rab27 is also present at high levels in the RPE and choriocapillaris and its under-prenylation could contribute to the degenerative process.

    PLoS ONE Alerts: New Articles

  • Rab27 is also present at high levels in the RPE and choriocapillaris and its under-prenylation could contribute to the degenerative process.

    PLoS ONE Alerts: New Articles

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