Definitions for vitreousˈvɪ tri əs

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  1. vitreous(adj)

    of or relating to or constituting the vitreous humor of the eye

    "the vitreous chamber"

  2. vitreous(adj)

    relating to or resembling or derived from or containing glass

    "vitreous rocks"; "vitreous silica"

  3. 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"

WiktionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. vitreous(Noun)

    The vitreous humor.

  2. vitreous(Adjective)

    Of, or resembling glass; glassy

  3. vitreous(Adjective)

    Of, or relating to the vitreous humor of the eye

  4. vitreous(Adjective)

    having a shiny nonporous surface

  5. vitreous(Adjective)

    Of a semi-crystalline substance where the atoms exhibit short-range order, but without the long-range order of a crystal

  6. vitreous(Adjective)

    positive (of electric charge)

  7. Origin: From vitreus, from vitrum.

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Vitreous(adj)

    consisting of, or resembling, glass; glassy; as, vitreous rocks

  2. Vitreous(adj)

    of or pertaining to glass; derived from glass; as, vitreous electricity

  3. Origin: [L. vitreous, from vitrum glass; perhaps akin to videre to see (see Vision). Cf. Varnish.]


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