vitreous silica

noun

Definition of vitreous silica

: a chemically stable and refractory glass made from silica alone — compare quartz glass

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1925, in the meaning defined above

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“Vitreous silica.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/vitreous%20silica. Accessed 6 December 2019.

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vitreous silica

noun

Medical Definition of vitreous silica

: a chemically stable and refractory glass made from silica alone — see quartz glass

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