Vitreous meaning

vĭtrē-əs
Of or relating to the vitreous humor.
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Of, relating to, resembling, or having the nature of glass; glassy.
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Obtained or made from glass.
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The vitreous humor.
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Of the vitreous humor.
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Relating to, resembling, or having the nature of glass; glassy.
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Relating to the vitreous humor.
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The vitreous humor.
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Relating to or resembling glass.
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Of, or resembling glass; glassy.
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Of, or relating to the vitreous humor of the eye.
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(of ceramics) Having a shiny nonporous surface.
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(chemistry) Of a semi-crystalline substance where the atoms exhibit short-range order, but without the long-range order of a crystal.
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(physics, dated) Positive (of electric charge)
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(by elision) The vitreous humor.
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Origin of vitreous

  • From Latin vitreus from vitrum glass

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • The terms vitreous (positive) and resinous (negative) electricity were coined in 1733 by Charles François de Cisternay du Fay, who studied the different behaviour of glass and resin when rubbed with silk and fur, respectively.

    From Wiktionary

  • From Latin vitreus (“glassy, transparent"), from vitrum (“glass").

    From Wiktionary