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Dictionary of Cancer Terms

View in Spanish: Humor vítreo

Vitreous humor (VIH-tree-us HYOO-mer)
The clear jelly-like substance that fills the inside of the eyeball. As a person ages, the vitreous humor becomes more liquid.

Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.