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vitreous

 [vit´re-us]
1. glasslike or hyaline.
2. the vitreous body.
persistent hyperplastic vitreous a congenital anomaly, usually unilateral, due to persistence of embryonic remnants of the fibromuscular tunic of the eye and part of the hyaloid vascular system. Clinically, there is a white pupil, elongated ciliary processes, and often microphthalmia; the lens, although clear initially, may become completely opaque.
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vit·re·ous

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

(vĭt′rē-əs)
adj.
1. Of, relating to, resembling, or having the nature of glass; glassy.
2. Obtained or made from glass.
3. Of or relating to the vitreous humor.
n.
The vitreous humor.

vit′re·os′i·ty (-ŏs′ĭ-tē), vit′re·ous·ness (-əs-nĭs) n.
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vitreous

adjective Hyalinoid, glass-like.
 
noun
(1) Vitreous body; corpus vitreum [NA6].
(2) Vitreous humour; humour vitreus [NA6].
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vit·re·ous

(vit'rē-ŭs)
1. Glassy; resembling glass.
2. Synonym(s): vitreous body.
[L. vitreus, glassy, fr. vitrum, glass]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

Vitreous

The transparent gel that fills the back part of the eye.
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