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vitreous

[vi-tree-uh s] /ˈvɪ tri əs/
adjective
1.
of the nature of or resembling glass, as in transparency, brittleness, hardness, glossiness, etc.:
vitreous china.
2.
of or pertaining to glass.
3.
obtained from or containing glass.
Origin
1640-1650
1640-50; < Latin vitreus, equivalent to vitr(um) glass + -eus -eous
Related forms
vitreously, adverb
vitreousness, vitreosity
[vi-tree-os-i-tee] /ˌvɪ triˈɒs ɪ ti/ (Show IPA),
noun
subvitreous, adjective
subvitreously, adverb
subvitreousness, noun
unvitreosity, noun
unvitreous, adjective
unvitreously, adverb
unvitreousness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for vitreousness

vitreous

/ˈvɪtrɪəs/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or resembling glass
2.
made of, derived from, or containing glass
3.
of or relating to the vitreous humour or vitreous body
Derived Forms
vitreously, adverb
Word Origin
C17: from Latin vitreus made of glass, from vitrum glass; probably related to vidēre to see
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Word Origin and History for vitreousness
vitreous
1646, from L. vitreus "of glass, glassy," from vitreum "glass," which perhaps was so called for its color (cf. vitrium "woad").
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vitreousness in Medicine

vitreous vit·re·ous (vĭt'rē-əs)
adj.

  1. Of, relating to, resembling, or having the nature of glass; glassy.

  2. Of or relating to the vitreous body.

n.
The vitreous body.
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vitreousness in Science
vitreous
  (vĭt'rē-əs)   
Relating to or resembling glass.
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