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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
In the membranes surrounding the ventricles there are intricate networks of fine blood vessels called chorioid plexuses (koh'ree-oid plek'sus-ez; "membrane networks" L).
His dance became more and more chorioid as he jerked and twitched and twisted to the thumping bass of the song.
_ During the acute attack, the vitreous may become slightly turbid by transudation of serum from the vessel of the ciliary body and the chorioid and may become filled with fibrin.
_ The development of the pale circle which surrounds the disc, particularly in glaucomatous eyes, is due to a very slight recession of the pigment layer of the retina and of the margin of the chorioid at this point with some atrophy, apparently consequent on the beginning retraction of the lamina cribrosa and slightly increased pressure of the nerve fiber layer on the underlying tissues at the margin of the disc.
The vascular membrane (iris, ciliary body and chorioid) and the retina become atrophic, the atrophy varying in degree in various parts.
In advanced absolute glaucoma the chorioid may become reduced to a very thin membrane consisting of connective tissue and pigmented cells, scarcely distinguishable even by moderate powers of the microscope.