vitreous


vitreous
I. adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Latin, from vitrum glass Date: 14th century 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
>
II. noun Date: 1869 vitreous humor

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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