Definition of


  1. (noun, body) a highly vascular membrane in the eye between the retina and the sclera; a dark pigmentation minimizes the scattering of light inside the eye

via WordNet, Princeton University

Synonyms of Choroid

choroid coat

Alternate forms of Choroid

Hypernyms: membrane, tissue layer

Origin of the word Choroid

  1. 1680s, from Latinized form of Gk. khoroeides, a corruption of khorioeides, from khorion (see chorion) + eidos "resemblance." more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

Note: If you're looking to improve your vocabulary right now, we highly recommend Ultimate Vocabulary Software.

Word of the Moment


of or relating to or characterized by covalence