vitrescence


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vi·tres·cent

 (vĭ-trĕs′ənt)
adj.
1.
a. Tending to turn into glass.
b. Capable of being turned into glass.
2. Resembling glass; vitreous.

[Latin vitrum, glass + -escent.]

vi·tres′cence n.
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vitrescence

(vɪˈtrɛsəns)
n
1. (Chemistry) the quality or condition of being or becoming vitreous
2. (Chemistry) the process of producing a glass or turning a crystalline material into glass
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