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vitreous


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Vitreous  \Vit"re*ous\,  a.  [L.  vitreous,  from  vitrum  glass; 
  perhaps  akin  to  videre  to  see  (see  {Vision}).  Cf  {Varnish}.] 
  1.  Consisting  of  or  resembling,  glass;  glassy;  as  vitreous 
  rocks. 
 
  2.  Of  or  pertaining  to  glass;  derived  from  glass;  as 
  vitreous  electricity. 
 
  {Vitreous  body}  (Anat.),  the  vitreous  humor.  See  the  Note 
  under  {Eye}. 
 
  {Vitreous  electricity}  (Elec.),  the  kind  of  electricity 
  excited  by  rubbing  glass  with  certain  substances,  as  silk; 
  positive  electricity;  --  opposed  to  resinous,  or  negative, 
  electricity. 
 
  {Vitreous  humor}.  (Anat.)  See  the  Note  under  {Eye}. 
 
  {Vitreous  sponge}  (Zo["o]l.),  any  one  of  numerous  species  of 
  siliceous  sponges  having  often  fibrous,  glassy  spicules 
  which  are  normally  six-rayed;  a  hexactinellid  sponge.  See 
  {Venus's  basket},  under  {Venus}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  vitreous 
  adj  1:  of  or  relating  to  or  constituting  the  vitreous  humor  of  the 
  eye;  "the  vitreous  chamber" 
  2:  relating  to  or  resembling  or  derived  from  or  containing 
  glass;  "vitreous  rocks";  "vitreous  silica" 
  3:  (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"  [syn:  {glassy},  {vitrified}] 




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