vitreous humor


Definition of vitreous humor

: the clear colorless transparent jelly that fills the eyeball posterior to the lens — see eye illustration

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Recent Examples on the Web Jorgensen said the eye is filled with a gel-like substance that exchanges in the body more slowly than blood or urine, so drugs taken much earlier that may have already passed through other parts of the body could show up in the vitreous humor. Kimberly Fornek,, "Hinsdale South students experience trip to DuPage morgue," 25 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of vitreous humor

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Vitreous humor.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 31 Oct. 2020.

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