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vitreous

adjective vit·re·ous \ ˈvi-trē-əs \

Definition of vitreous

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 : of, relating to, derived from, or consisting of glass
3 : of, relating to, or constituting the vitreous humor
  • vitreous surgery

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Origin and Etymology of vitreous

Middle English, from Latin, from vitrum glass


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vitreous

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Definition of vitreous

First Known Use of vitreous

1869

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vitreous

adjective vit·re·ous \ ˈvi-trē-əs \

medical Definition of vitreous

: of, relating to, constituting, or affecting the vitreous body
  • vitreous hemorrhages

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vitreous

noun

medical Definition of vitreous


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