vitreous humor (humour):
- The fluid portion of the vitreous body; often used to designate the entire vitreous body.
- The fluid component of the vitreous body, with which it is often erroneously equated.
Synonym(s): humor vitreus [TA]
- The clear gelatinous substance that fills the eyeball between the retina and the lens.
a transparent, semigelatinous substance contained in a thin hyoid membrane and filling the cavity behind the crystalline lens of the eye. Some indications of the hyaloid canal may persist in the vitreous humor, which is not penetrated by any blood vessels and is nourished at its periphery by vessels of the retina and the ciliary processes. The vitreous humor is concave anteriorly to accommodate the crystalline lens and is closely applied to the retina around the wall of the eyeball. Also called corpus vitreum, vitreous body.
Mosby's Medical Dictionary, 9th edition. © 2009, Elsevier.
(vit'rē-ŭs hyū'mŏr) [TA]
The fluid component of the vitreous body. usage note Often erroneously equated with the vitreous body.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
The clear gel-like substance that fills the eyeball behind the lens.
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