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Vitreous humor   /vˈɪtriəs hjˈumər/   Listen
Vitreous humor

noun
1.
The clear colorless transparent jelly that fills the posterior chamber of the eyeball.  Synonyms: vitreous body, vitreous humour.






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"Vitreous humor" Quotes from Famous Books



... admire, but can never imitate. The sclerotic coat of the eye, and the choroid which lies next it are full of muscles which, by their contraction, both press back the crystalline lens nearer the retina, and also flatten it; the vitreous humor, in which the crystalline lens lies, a fine, transparent humor, about as thick as the white of an egg, giving way behind it, and also slightly altering its form and power of refraction to suit the case. Thus, that which the astronomer, ...
— Fables of Infidelity and Facts of Faith - Being an Examination of the Evidences of Infidelity • Robert Patterson

... free from scars. The aqueous humor free from any cloudiness or precipitate. Both pupillary openings should be the same size, and not too small or too large in the bright light. As we look through the pupillary openings, both the lens and the vitreous humor should refract the light properly and not appear white or greenish-white in color. The color of the iris should be noted. If it lacks lustre or appears dull, this may indicate an inflammation. In periodic ...
— Common Diseases of Farm Animals • R. A. Craig, D. V. M.



Words linked to "Vitreous humor" :   hyaluronic acid, bodily fluid, humor, humour, liquid body substance, body fluid



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