vitreous

adjective
vit·re·ous | \ˈvi-trē-əs \

Definition of vitreous 

(Entry 1 of 2)

1a : 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

vitreous

noun

Definition of vitreous (Entry 2 of 2)

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An apartment on the 85th floor of One57, the vitreous skyscraper in Midtown, sold for $53.97 million. Vivian Marino, New York Times, "Penthouse Sale in Chelsea Sets Downtown Record," 1 June 2018 Earlier this week, doctors in Tampa found and removed a pork tapeworm that nestled into the vitreous chamber of a man’s eye. Jason Daley, Smithsonian, "Woman Infected by Parasitic Cattle Eye Worm," 14 Feb. 2018 The corners draw samples of blood, urine, bile and vitreous from the eyes of the deceased. Kimberly Fornek, chicagotribune.com, "Hinsdale South students experience trip to DuPage morgue," 25 Jan. 2018 Packages of toes, bones, vomit, and vitreous fluid from a victim’s eyeball aren’t uncommon. Sam Wood, Philly.com, "Toes, bones and tissue offer a window on opioid epidemic at NMS Labs in Willow Grove," 7 Sep. 2017 Until the autopsy is performed, and samples of blood, urine and vitreous fluid from the eyeball are sent by FedEx to a laboratory in Indiana, the official cause of death remains unknown. Mike Clary, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Rising OD deaths create backlog in South Florida morgues," 24 Aug. 2017 For the autopsy, examiners ordered three toxicology tests on Craig — blood, urine and vitreous fluid of the eye. John Branch, New York Times, "Behind Kevin Durant’s Jersey Number, a Cold-Blooded Murder," 7 Apr. 2017

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First Known Use of vitreous

Adjective

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Noun

1869, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for vitreous

Adjective

Middle English, from Latin, from vitrum glass

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vitreous

adjective
vit·re·ous | \ˈvi-trē-əs \

Medical Definition of vitreous 

(Entry 1 of 2)

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

vitreous

noun

Medical Definition of vitreous (Entry 2 of 2)

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