The literal meaning of the word is “containing water.” When used in connection with emulsions, it usually indicates that the emulsion is more than 50% water and that other components are suspended in the form of very small droplets, usually surrounded by a surfactant (emulsifying agent), and distributed throughout the water.
the liquid contained in the anterior chamber of the eye; it is produced by the ciliary body behind the iris, and flows through the pupil into the anterior chamber before draining away at the anterior chamber angle, around the periphery of the iris at its junction with the cornea.
The clear fluid between the anterior chamber and posterior chamber that is produced by the ciliary body. Aqueous is important in controlling the pressure inside the eye and giving the front of the eye its shape.
(AY-kwee-us), aqueous humor. Clear, watery fluid that fills the space between the back surface of the cornea and the front surface of the vitreous, bathing the lens. Produced by the ciliary processes. Nourishes the cornea, iris, and lens and maintains intraocular pressure.