Definitions for vitreousˈvɪ tri əs
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word vitreous
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
vit•re•ousˈvɪ tri əs(adj.)
of the nature of or resembling glass, as in transparency, brittleness, hardness, or glossiness:
of or pertaining to glass.
obtained from or containing glass.
Origin of vitreous:
1640–50; < L vitreus=vitr(um) glass +-eus -eous
of or relating to or constituting the vitreous humor of the eye
"the vitreous chamber"
relating to or resembling or derived from or containing glass
"vitreous rocks"; "vitreous silica"
glassy, vitreous, vitrified(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"
The vitreous humor.
Of, or resembling glass; glassy
Of, or relating to the vitreous humor of the eye
having a shiny nonporous surface
Of a semi-crystalline substance where the atoms exhibit short-range order, but without the long-range order of a crystal
positive (of electric charge)
Origin: From vitreus, from vitrum.
consisting of, or resembling, glass; glassy; as, vitreous rocks
of or pertaining to glass; derived from glass; as, vitreous electricity
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