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Choriocapillary layer

choriocapillary layer cho·ri·o·cap·il·lar·y layer (kôr’ē-ō-kāp’ə-lěr’ē)
The internal layer of the choroid of the eye, composed of a very close capillary network. Also called entochoroidea, Ruysch’s membrane.


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