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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.
The vitreous humor.
[From Latin vitreus, from vitrum, glass.]
vit′re·os′i·ty (-ŏs′ĭ-tē), vit′re·ous·ness (-əs-nĭs) n.
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a state or quality resembling that of glass, as in hardness, brittleness, transparency, glossiness, etc. — vitreous, adj.See also: Materials, Properties of
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