Vitreous humor


Vitreous humor
Vitreous Vit"re*ous, a. [L. vitreous, from vitrum glass; perhaps akin to videre to see (see {Vision}). Cf. {Varnish}.] 1. Consisting of, or resembling, glass; glassy; as, vitreous rocks. [1913 Webster]

2. Of or pertaining to glass; derived from glass; as, vitreous electricity. [1913 Webster]

{Vitreous body} (Anat.), the vitreous humor. See the Note under {Eye}.

{Vitreous electricity} (Elec.), the kind of electricity excited by rubbing glass with certain substances, as silk; positive electricity; -- opposed to resinous, or negative, electricity.

{Vitreous humor}. (Anat.) See the Note under {Eye}.

{Vitreous sponge} (Zo["o]l.), any one of numerous species of siliceous sponges having, often fibrous, glassy spicules which are normally six-rayed; a hexactinellid sponge. See {Venus's basket}, under {Venus}. [1913 Webster]


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