ocular melanoma

Pronunciation: (AH-kyoo-ler MEH-luh-NOH-muh)

A rare cancer of melanocytes (cells that produce the pigment melanin) found in the eye. Also called intraocular melanoma.

Source: NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

Caption: Anatomy of the eye, showing the outside and inside of the eye including the eyelid, pupil, sclera, iris, cornea, lens, ciliary body, retina, choroid, vitreous humor, and optic nerve.

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