quartz glass

noun

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

Example Sentences

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

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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 28 Nov. 2022.

Medical Definition

quartz glass

noun

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