ground glass


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to ground glass: ground glass appearance

ground glass

n.
1. Glass that has been ground or etched to create a roughened nontransparent surface.
2. Glass that has been ground into fine particles, as for use as an abrasive.

ground glass

n
1. (General Engineering) glass that has a rough surface produced by grinding, used for diffusing light
2. (Tools) glass in the form of fine particles produced by grinding, used as an abrasive

ground′ glass′


n.
1. glass that has had its polished surface removed by fine grinding and that is used to diffuse light.
2. glass that has been ground into fine particles, esp. for use as an abrasive.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ground glass - glass that diffuses light due to a rough surface produced by abrasion or etching
glass - a brittle transparent solid with irregular atomic structure
2.ground glass - particulate glass made by grinding and used as an abrasive
glass - a brittle transparent solid with irregular atomic structure
References in classic literature ?
Beyond these things, there is no furniture, if we except an Argand lamp, with a plain crimson-tinted ground glass shade, which depends from He lofty vaulted ceiling by a single slender gold chain, and throws a tranquil but magical radiance over all.
So did I and perceived a little creature which looked as if it were made of ground glass flowing in a sticky way across the lighted circle.
Standing on the snow-covered plain, as if in a pasture amid the hills, I cut my way first through a foot of snow, and then a foot of ice, and open a window under my feet, where, kneeling to drink, I look down into the quiet parlor of the fishes, pervaded by a softened light as through a window of ground glass, with its bright sanded floor the same as in summer; there a perennial waveless serenity reigns as in the amber twilight sky, corresponding to the cool and even temperament of the inhabitants.
The suffrage office was at the top of one of the large Russell Square houses, which had once been lived in by a great city merchant and his family, and was now let out in slices to a number of societies which displayed assorted initials upon doors of ground glass, and kept, each of them, a typewriter which clicked busily all day long.
Relationship between High Resolution CT Appearance of Ground Glass Opacity and Pathological Grading of Peripheral Lung Adenocarcinoma.
Here, we reported a case who presented as multiple ground glass nodules incidentally found in chest CT scan who had been suspected as synchronous multiple primary lung cancer (SMPLC) and/or metastatic cancer.
IPF: The presence of bilateral honeycombing, reticular opacities, traction bronchiectasis, sub pleural cysts with minimal or no ground glass opacities and predominant basal involvementwith exclusion of other causes of ILD.
The IASLC Lung Cancer Staging Project: background data and proposals for the application of TNM staging rules to lung cancer presenting as multiple nodules with ground glass or lepidic features or a pneumonic type of involvement in the forthcoming eighth edition of the TNM classification.
On radiographic examination, Orthopantomograph showed dense radiopaque area occupying entire right posterior maxillary jaw bone with ground glass appearance.
X-ray lower limb was advised which showed multiple, lucent, expansile lesions in metaphyseal regions of right femur and tibia with surrounding sclerosis and internal ground glass haze.
Subsolid nodules include pure ground glass nodules (GGNs) and part solid nodules.
Chest CT scan showed bilateral peribronchial, lower lobe predominant ground glass opacities with evidence of pulmonary fibrosis (Figure 2).