Definitions for vitreousˈvɪ tri əs
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