Skip to Content
Medical Term:

vitreous body

 

Definition: 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 vitreumTA, hyaloid body, vitreous2, vitreum

© Copyright 2016 Wolters Kluwer. All Rights Reserved. Review Date: Sep 19, 2016.
Hide