quartz glass

noun

: vitreous silica prepared from pure quartz and noted for its transparency to ultraviolet radiation

Examples of quartz glass in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web It’s all stainless steel with quartz glass tube propane heater. Mark Heim | Mheim@al.com, al, 12 Oct. 2022 Long-term storage mediums like quartz glass may have applications for public safety as well. Caroline Delbert, Popular Mechanics, 4 Nov. 2019 Project Silica is focusing on quartz glass, made from the crystalline form of one of the most plentiful minerals in the Earth’s crust. Caroline Delbert, Popular Mechanics, 4 Nov. 2019 Aldrin placed an array -- an arrangement of 100 quartz glass prisms in rows -- on the surface. Ashley Strickland, CNN, 29 July 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1861, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of quartz glass was in 1861

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“Quartz glass.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/quartz%20glass. Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition

quartz glass

noun
: vitreous silica prepared from pure quartz and noted for its transparency to ultraviolet radiation
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