aqueous humor

aqueous humor
noun Date: 1643 a transparent fluid occupying the space between the crystalline lens and the cornea of the eye

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Aqueous humor — Humor Hu mor, n. [OE. humour, OF. humor, umor, F. humeur, L. humor, umor, moisture, fluid, fr. humere, umere, to be moist. See {Humid}.] [Written also {humour}.] 1. Moisture, especially, the moisture or fluid of animal bodies, as the chyle, lymph …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Aqueous humor — Aqueous A que*ous, a. [Cf. F. aqueux, L. aquosus, fr. aqua. See {Aqua}, {Aquose}.] 1. Partaking of the nature of water, or abounding with it; watery. [1913 Webster] The aqueous vapor of the air. Tyndall. [1913 Webster] 2. Made from, or by means… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • aqueous humor — n. a watery fluid in the space between the cornea and the lens of the eye: see EYE …   English World dictionary

  • Aqueous humor — In medicine, humor refers to a fluid (or semifluid) substance. Thus, the aqueous humor is the fluid normally present in the front and rear chambers of the eye. It is a clear, watery fluid that flows between and nourishes the lens and the cornea;… …   Medical dictionary

  • aqueous humor — noun the limpid fluid within the eyeball between the cornea and the lens • Syn: ↑aqueous humour • Hypernyms: ↑liquid body substance, ↑bodily fluid, ↑body fluid, ↑humor, ↑humour * * * ˌaqueous ˈhumour 7 …   Useful english dictionary

  • aqueous humor — The fluid in the anterior chamber of the eye; see vitreous humor …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • aqueous humor — Anat. the limpid watery fluid that fills the space between the cornea and the crystalline lens in the eye. [1635 45] * * * …   Universalium

  • aqueous humor —    Physically essential to sight, a clear, watery fluid found in the anterior chamber of the eye …   Glossary of Art Terms

  • aqueous humor — a′queous hu′mor n. oph the watery fluid between the cornea and the lens of the eye • Etymology: 1635–45 …   From formal English to slang

  • Aqueous — A que*ous, a. [Cf. F. aqueux, L. aquosus, fr. aqua. See {Aqua}, {Aquose}.] 1. Partaking of the nature of water, or abounding with it; watery. [1913 Webster] The aqueous vapor of the air. Tyndall. [1913 Webster] 2. Made from, or by means of, water …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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