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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms


vitreous humor  listen  (VIH-tree-us HYOO-mer)

  The clear jelly-like substance that fills the inside of the eyeball. As a person ages, the vitreous humor becomes more liquid.

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Eye anatomy; two-panel drawing shows the outside and inside of the eye. The top panel shows outside of the eye including the eyelid, pupil, sclera, and iris; the bottom panel shows inside of the eye including the cornea, lens, ciliary body, retina, choroid, optic nerve, and vitreous humor.