vitreous silica

noun

Definition of vitreous silica

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

First Known Use of vitreous silica

1925


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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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