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humor[hu´mor] (pl. humors, humo´res) (L.)
1. any fluid or semifluid in the body, adj., adj hu´moral.
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aqueous humor the fluid produced in the eye and filling the spaces (anterior chamber and posterior chamber) in front of the lens and its attachments. It diffuses out of the eye into the blood and is regarded as the lymph of the eye, although its composition is different from that of the lymph in the rest of the body.
ocular humor either of the humors of the eye—aqueous or vitreous.
vitreous humor the fluid portion of the vitreous body; often used to designate the entire vitreous body.
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the fluid component of the vitreous body, with which it is often erroneously equated.
Synonym(s): humor vitreus [TA]
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The clear gelatinous substance that fills the eyeball between the retina and the lens.
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vit·re·ous hu·mor(vit'rē-ŭs hyū'mŏr) [TA]
The fluid component of the vitreous body. usage note Often erroneously equated with the vitreous body.
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The clear gel-like substance that fills the eyeball behind the lens.
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