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vit·re·ous

 (vĭt′rē-əs)
adj.
1. Of, relating to, resembling, or having the nature of glass; glassy.
2. Obtained or made from glass.
3. Of or relating to the vitreous humor.
n.
The vitreous humor.

[From Latin vitreus, from vitrum, glass.]

vit′re·os′i·ty (-ŏs′ĭ-tē), vit′re·ous·ness (-əs-nĭs) n.

vitreous

(ˈvɪtrɪəs)
adj
1. (Elements & Compounds) of, relating to, or resembling glass
2. (Elements & Compounds) made of, derived from, or containing glass
3. (Anatomy) of or relating to the vitreous humour or vitreous body
[C17: from Latin vitreus made of glass, from vitrum glass; probably related to vidēre to see]
ˈvitreously adv

vit•re•ous

(ˈvɪ tri əs)

adj.
1. of the nature of or resembling glass, as in transparency, brittleness, hardness, or glossiness: vitreous china.
2. of or pertaining to glass.
3. obtained from or containing glass.
[1640–50; < Latin vitreus=vitr(um) glass + -eus -eous]
vit′re•ous•ly, adv.

vit·re·ous

(vĭt′rē-əs)
Relating to or resembling glass; glassy.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.vitreous - of or relating to or constituting the vitreous humor of the eyevitreous - of or relating to or constituting the vitreous humor of the eye; "the vitreous chamber"
2.vitreous - relating to or resembling or derived from or containing glass; "vitreous rocks"; "vitreous silica"
3.vitreous - (of ceramics) having the surface made shiny and nonporous by fusing a vitreous solution to itvitreous - (of ceramics) having the surface made shiny and nonporous by fusing a vitreous solution to it; "glazed pottery"; "glassy porcelain"; "hard vitreous china used for plumbing fixtures"
ceramics - the art of making and decorating pottery
shiny, glazed - having a shiny surface or coating; "glazed fabrics"; "glazed doughnuts"
Translations

vitreous

[ˈvɪtrɪəs] ADJvítreo

vitreous

[ˈvɪtriəs] adj [china, enamel] → vitrifié(e)

vitreous

adjGlas-; vitreous chinaPorzellanemail nt; vitreous enamelGlasemail nt

vitreous

[ˈvɪtrɪəs] adj (china, enamel) → vetrificato/a; (rock) → vetroso/a

vit·re·ous

n. fluído semejante a gelatina que llena el interior del ojo; vítreo-a, vidrioso-a, casi transparente, hialino;
___ chambercámara ___;
___ bodycuerpo ___;
___ humorhumor ___.

vitreous

adj vítreo
References in classic literature ?
It was composed of black and vitreous lava, mixed with fragments of felspar.
At first I thought it was one vast, unbroken chamber, so clear and transparent were the walls of the winding corridors, but after I had nearly brained myself a couple of times by attempting to pass through solid vitreous walls I went more carefully.
In other crustaceans the transparent cones which are coated by pigment, and which properly act only by excluding lateral pencils of light, are convex at their upper ends and must act by convergence; and at their lower ends there seems to be an imperfect vitreous substance.
It is a vitreous greenish blue, as I remember it, like those patches of the winter sky seen through cloud vistas in the west before sundown.
Unfortunately, the biochemical analysis of vitreous humor is not always straightforward, and several authors have reported problems with the reproducibility and accuracy of these measurements.
industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in manufacturing vitreous china plumbing fixtures and china and earthenware bathroom accessories, such as faucet handles, towel bars, and soap dishes.
3) If the patient reports red coloured floaters, the suspicion of blood in the vitreous increases and the likelihood is that a vitreous haemorrhage has occurred due to an avulsed retinal vessel.
The Amarna Glass Project was born as an attempt to take a holistic approach to the study of glass and vitreous materials at Tell el- Amarna; as such, this publication strives to break from the mold of site reports and instead examines the broader context of ancient Egyptian glass.
Recently, a big production unit that made vitreous china sanitary ware ceased its manufacturing activity and turned entirely to imports.
1 vitreous including administration of the materials related to the use of the equipment.
com)-- Hobby Island, a leading provider of craft mosaic tiles in a wide variety of contemporary and classical designs, has added a selection of new vitreous tile mixes to their range following popular demand.
In general, the symptom of "floaters" results from opacities within the vitreous gel.