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Vitreous

Vitreous Meaning & Definition
Vitreous Definition And Meaning

What's The Definition Of Vitreous?

[adj] (of ceramics) having the surface made shiny and nonporous by fusing a vitreous solution to it; "glazed pottery"; "glassy porcelain"; "hard vitreous china used for plumbing fixtures"
[adj] relating to or resembling or derived from or containing glass; "vitreous rocks"; "vitreous silica"
[adj] of or relating to or constituting the vitreous humor of the eye; "the vitreous chamber"

Synonyms | Synonyms for Vitreous: glassy | glazed | shiny | vitrified

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Vitreous In Webster's Dictionary

\Vit"re*ous\, a. [L. vitreous, from vitrum glass; perhaps akin to videre to see (see {Vision}). Cf. {Varnish}.] 1. Consisting of, or resembling, glass; glassy; as, vitreous rocks. 2. Of or pertaining to glass; derived from glass; as, vitreous electricity. {Vitreous body} (Anat.), the vitreous humor. See the Note under {Eye}. {Vitreous electricity} (Elec.), the kind of electricity excited by rubbing glass with certain substances, as silk; positive electricity; -- opposed to resinous, or negative, electricity. {Vitreous humor}. (Anat.) See the Note under {Eye}. {Vitreous sponge} (Zo["o]l.), any one of numerous species of siliceous sponges having, often fibrous, glassy spicules which are normally six-rayed; a hexactinellid sponge. See {Venus's basket}, under {Venus}.

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