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float·er

(flōt'ĕr),
An object in the field of vision that originates in the vitreous body.
See also: muscae volitantes.
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floater

(flō′tər)
n.
A deposit of material in the vitreous humor of the eye, usually consisting of aggregations of cells or proteins that have detached from the retina, perceived as a spot or thread in the visual field.
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Forensics A popular term for a corpse that rises in a body of water due to bacterial putrefaction and gas production, often accompanied by a nauseating stench; putrefaction is more rapid in fresh, stagnant water, slower in salt water; it may not occur in very cold water
Ophthalmology Muscae volitantes Any of the proteinaceous aggregates in the vitreous humour of the eye, which correspond to degenerative debris
Paranormal A person who meditates for prolonged periods, floating in an isolation—samahdi—tank; floaters use the tank to alter their experiences by reducing external sensation to a minimum
Pathology Contaminant, extraneous tissue, foreign tissue Extraneous tissue fragments inadvertently introduced onto a glass slide of material from person B, which is derived from paraffin-embedded material floating on a water bath from patient A; although an uncommon problem in surgical pathology, ‘floaters’ may potentially result in incorrect interpretation of the tissue and benign tissue being diagnosed as malignant and vice versa
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floater

Forensic pathology A popular term for a body that rises due to bacterial putrefaction and gas production, often accompanied by a nauseating stench; putrefaction is more rapid in fresh, stagnant water, slower in salt water; it may not occur in very cold water Ophthalmology Muscae volitantes Any of the proteinaceous aggregates in the vitreous humor of the eye, which correspond to degenerative debris
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float·er

(flōt'ĕr)
1. Colloquial term for a cadaver removed from a body of water.
2. An object in the field of vision that originates in the vitreous body.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

float·er

(flōt'ĕr)
1. Colloquial term for a cadaver removed from a body of water.
2. An object in the field of vision that originates in the vitreous body.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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