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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
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
2. Of or pertaining to glass; derived from glass; as,
Vitreous body (Anat.), the vitreous humor. See the Note
Vitreous electricity (Elec.), the kind of electricity
excited by rubbing glass with certain substances, as silk;
positive electricity; -- opposed to resinous, or negative,
Vitreous humor. (Anat.) See the Note under Eye.
Vitreous sponge (Zool.), 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) 3.0 (2006) :
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, vitreous, vitrified]
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