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vitreous

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adjective vit·re·ous \ˈvi-trē-əs\

Definition of vitreous

  1. 1 a :  resembling glass (as in color, composition, brittleness, or luster) :  glassy <vitreous rocks> b :  characterized by low porosity and usually translucence due to the presence of a glassy phase <vitreous china>

  2. 2 :  of, relating to, derived from, or consisting of glass

  3. 3 :  of, relating to, or constituting the vitreous humor <vitreous surgery>



Origin of vitreous

Middle English, from Latin, from vitrum glass


First Known Use: 14th century


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vitreous

noun vit·re·ous

Definition of vitreous



1869

First Known Use of vitreous

1869


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