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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.
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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
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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.
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vit·re·ous

(vĭt′rē-əs)
Relating to or resembling glass; glassy.
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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"
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Translations

vitreous

[ˈvɪtrɪəs] ADJvítreo
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vitreous

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

adjGlas-; vitreous chinaPorzellanemail nt; vitreous enamelGlasemail nt
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vitreous

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

n. fluído semejante a gelatina que llena el interior del ojo; vítreo-a, vidrioso-a, casi transparente, hialino;
___ chambercámara ___;
___ bodycuerpo ___;
___ humorhumor ___.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

vitreous

adj vítreo
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References in classic literature ?
It was composed of black and vitreous lava, mixed with fragments of felspar.
A vitreous plane upon which to display a fleeting show for man's disillusion given.
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.
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.
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.
They also believe the enzymes could scavenge free radicals which could result in hyaluronic acid degradation and vitreous floater formation.
The ILM flap edges were trimmed with vitreous cutter using high cut rate (4000 cuts/min) and very low vacuum (50).
Professor Ivana Angelini from the Department of Cultural Heritage in the University of Padova, Italy, along with another scholar Cinzia Bettineschi said that they undertook the vitreous materials from Barikot in the framework of the Indo-Pakistani and Mediterranean glass technology and trade routes.
Vitreous haemorrhage was the most common posterior segment traumatic finding on Ultrasound B-scan.
Uveitis, an inflammation in the layers of the back of your eye causing release of debris into the vitreous, possibly caused by inflammation.
Vitreous humor (VH) is less subjected to rapid autolysis and thus become the preferred fluid for chemical testing in past 40-50 years.