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Medical Term:

vitreous body


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

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