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  • Main Entry: vitreous body

    Function: noun

    : the clear colorless transparent jelly that fills the eyeball posterior to the lens, is enclosed by a delicate hyaloid membrane, and in the adult is nearly homogeneous but in the fetus is pervaded by fibers with minute nuclei at their points of junction

    Note: A Google search of "vitreally" returned 445 hits, virtually all related to the eyeball. This is the correct headword for this listing. One can infer the definition of "vitreally" from that of "vitreous body."

    January 6, 2007