Aqueous humor

the limpid watery fluid that fills the space between the cornea and the crystalline lens in the eye.
Historical Examples

But if I incised the cornea, the animals manifested intense pain, when the aqueous humor escaped and the iris prolapsed.
Surgery, with Special Reference to Podiatry Maximilian Stern

What is the use of the aqueous humor and the vitreous humor?
Fables of Infidelity and Facts of Faith Robert Patterson

The aqueous humor will escape, and a large bunch of fungus will start up in the place of the ulcer occupied.
The Dog Dinks, Mayhew, and Hutchinson

These media are the cornea, the aqueous humor, and the vitreous humor.
A Practical Physiology Albert F. Blaisdell

In the healthy eye the aqueous humor, lens, and vitreous humor are clear, and do not in any way obstruct the passage of the light.
The Catholic World. Volume II; Numbers 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12. E. Rameur

The quantity of flocculent deposit in the chamber of the aqueous humor is also in direct ratio to the inflammation of the iris.
Special Report on Diseases of the Horse United States Department of Agriculture

Its posterior surface forms the anterior boundary of the chamber in which the aqueous humor is contained.
Special Report on Diseases of Cattle U.S. Department of Agriculture

The aqueous humor becomes slightly turbid in acute attacks, coagulating more readily than the normal.
Glaucoma Various

The two chambers are lined by a thin layer, the secreting membrane of the aqueous humor.
A Treatise on Anatomy, Physiology, and Hygiene (Revised Edition) Calvin Cutter

The iris is a kind of curtain, covering the aqueous humor—aqueous is from the Latin aqua, water.
Mind Amongst the Spindles Various

aqueous humor n.
The clear, watery fluid circulating in the chamber of the eye between the cornea and the lens.
aqueous humor
The clear, watery fluid that fills the chamber of the eye between the cornea and the lens.


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