corpus vitreum


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vit·re·ous bod·y

[TA]
a transparent jellylike substance filling the interior of the eyeball behind the lens of the eye; it is composed of a delicate network (vitreous stroma) enclosing in its meshes a watery fluid (vitreous humor).
Synonym(s): corpus vitreum [TA], hyaloid body, vitreous (2) , vitreum

corpus vitreum

vit·re·ous

(vit'rē-ŭs)
1. Glassy; resembling glass.
2. Synonym(s): vitreous body.
[L. vitreus, glassy, fr. vitrum, glass]

vit·re·ous bod·y

(vit'rē-ŭs bod'ē) [TA]
A transparent jellylike substance filling the interior of the eyeball behind the lens; it is composed of a delicate network (vitreous stroma) enclosing in its meshes a watery fluid (vitreous humor).
Synonym(s): corpus vitreum [TA] , hyaloid body, vitreous (2) , vitreum.

corpus

(kor'pus) plural.corpora [L., body]
The principal part of any organ; any mass or body.

corpus albicans

A mass of fibrous tissue that replaces the regressing corpus luteum following rupture of the graafian follicle. It forms a white scar that gradually decreases and eventually disappears.

corpus amygdaloideum

Almond-shaped gray matter in the lateral wall and roof of the third ventricle of the brain.

corpus amylaceum

A mass having an irregular laminated structure like a starch grain; found in the prostate, meninges, lungs, and other organs in various diseases. Synonym: colloid corpuscle

corpus annulare

Pons varolii.

corpus callosum

The large commissure that interconnects the right and left cerebral hemispheres in the brain. Synonym: callosum

corpus cavernosum

Any erectile tissue, esp. the erectile bodies of the penis, clitoris, male or female urethra, bulb of the vestibule, or nasal conchae.

corpus cavernosum penis

One of the two columns of erectile tissue on the dorsum of the penis.

corpus cerebellum

One of the two lateral portions of the cerebellum exclusive of the central flocculonodular node.

corpus ciliare

Ciliary body.

corpus dentatum

The gray layer in the white matter of the cerebellum. Synonym: corpus rhomboidale

corpus fornicis

The body of the fornix.

corpus geniculatum

The medial or lateral geniculate body; a mass of gray matter lying in the thalamus.

corpus hemorrhagicum

A blood clot formed in the cavity left by rupture of the graafian follicle.

corpus highmorianum

Mediastinum testis.

corpus interpedunculare

The gray matter between the peduncles in front of the pons varolii.

corpus luteum

The small yellow endocrine structure that develops within a ruptured ovarian follicle and secretes progesterone and estrogen.
See: fertilization for illus

corpus Luysii

Corpus subthalamicum.

corpus mammillare

Mamillary body.

corpus rhomboidale

Corpus dentatum.

corpus spongiosum

Erectile tissue surrounding the male urethra inside the shaft of the penis.
See: penis for illus

corpus striatum

Striatum

corpus subthalamicum

The subthalamic nucleus, lying in the ventral thalamus. Synonym: corpus Luysii

corpus trapezoideum

Trapezoid body.

corpus uteri

The main body of the uterus, located above the cervix.

corpus vitreum

The vitreous part of the eye.