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v. vit·ri·fied, vit·ri·fy·ing, vit·ri·fies
To change or make into glass or a glassy substance, especially through heat fusion.
To become vitreous.

[French vitrifier, from Medieval Latin vitrificāre : Latin vitrum, glass + Latin -ficāre, -fy.]

vit′ri·fi′a·bil′i·ty n.
vit′ri·fi′a·ble adj.
vit′ri·fi·ca′tion (-fĭ-kā′shən) n.
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Adj.1.vitrified - (of ceramics) having the surface made shiny and nonporous by fusing a vitreous solution to itvitrified - (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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In a broad band of sand-hillocks which separate the Laguna del Potrero from the shores of the Plata, at the distance of a few miles from Maldonado, I found a group of those vitrified, siliceous tubes, which are formed by lightning entering loose sand.
The internal surface is completely vitrified, glossy, and smooth.
He ran it up eight stories high, however, and two of them still stand, at this day--a colossal mass of brickwork, rent down the centre by earthquakes, and seared and vitrified by the lightnings of an angry God.
Vitrification method is associated with ultrastructural alterations in specific areas of oocyte which is probably related to the decrease of vitrified oocytes competence for Maturity (Wu et al., 2006).
Now, the extra embroys can be vitrified and transferred at a later date as and when recipients become available.
The effects of different concentrations of leukemia inhibitory factor on the development of isolated preantral follicles from fresh and vitrified mouse ovaries.
He has said his company has introduced outdoor tiles called 'vitrified tiles', which is mostly used in car parking area.
The other two aliquots were vitrified using either DMSO (Sigma, St Louis, USA) (VD) or EG (Sigma, St Louis, USA) (VE) as a penetrative cryoprotectant, respectively.
Superabrasives specialist, ENGIS UK, reports it is offering customers a competitively priced range of vitrified bond diamond grinding wheels, including products suitable for grinding internal diameter bearing races.
Vitrified CBN and diamond wheels are used to produce fuel systems, bearings, transmissions, pumps, marine diesel engines, gas engines, automotive diesel engines, aero engines, electronic components, machine tools, tooling components and medical implants.
We recently showed that autophagy is induced in vitrified oocytes during warming, and that this induction is not associated with the presence of CPAs or sugars in the reagents used (Bang et al., 2014).