vitreo-, vitre-, vitr- +
(Latin: glass; glassy; like glass)
2. A disorder of the vitreous humor and the retina of the eye, the most severe consequences of which are usually traction phenomena leading to the detachment of the retina.
2. Relating to, resembling, or having the nature of glass; glassy.
3. Obtained or made from glass.
4. Of or relating to the vitreous humor.
5. Glasslike or hyaline; often used alone to designate the vitreous body of the eye.
The vitreous body refers to the transparent gel that fills the inner portion of the eyeball between the lens and the retina; also called, hyaloid body, humor cristallinus, and crystalline or vitreous humor.
2. The transparent gelatinous substance filling the eyeball behind the crystalline lens.
The vitreous humor contains very few cells; mostly phagocytes which remove unwanted cellular debris in the visual field), no blood vessels, and 99% of its volume is water with salts, sugars, and a network of collagen fibers with hyaluronic acid accounting for the rest; however, the vitreous has a viscosity two to four times that of pure water, giving it a gelatinous consistency.
Hyaluronic acid is a complex viscous substance that lubricates joints in the body and is present in connective tissue. It also plays a role in the healing of wounds.
2. Having the capability of conversion into glass.
3. The susceptibility of being formed into glass.
2. Capable of being turned into glass.
2. Having the characteristics or appearance of glass.
3. Of the nature of or resembling glass.
4. A description of any glassy, pyroclastic material containing at least 75% glass.
2. Glassy materials; glassware.
3. The study of glassware.
4. Articles of glassware, glassware in general.
5. The art or study of the manufacture and decoration of glassware.