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vitreous humor

noun, Anatomy
the transparent gelatinous substance filling the eyeball behind the crystalline lens.
Origin of vitreous humor
1655-65 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • vitreous humor is the fluid in the eye that maintains the shape of the globe of the eye.
vitreous humor in Medicine

vitreous humor n.

  1. The clear gelatinous substance that fills the eyeball between the retina and the lens.

  2. The vitreous body.

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vitreous humor in Science
vitreous humor  
The gelatinous substance that fills the chamber of the eye between the retina and the lens.
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