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vitreous humor

noun

, Anatomy.
  1. the transparent gelatinous substance filling the eyeball behind the crystalline lens.


vitreous humor

  1. The gelatinous substance that fills the chamber of the eye between the retina and the lens.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of vitreous humor1

First recorded in 1655–65

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Example Sentences

They spoke authoritatively about infusions into the vitreous humor and subsequent absorption.

The vitreous humor, situated back of the other two, forms the principal part of the globe of the eye.

Our use of the terms retina, cornea, and vitreous humor may be traced to the translation of his work on optics.

The light, coming through the pupil and traversing the vitreous humor, strikes the retina from the inside of the eyeball.

The posterior surface is in contact with the vitreous humor.

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