Whence the inferior surface of the plate of zinc abounds now with vitreous ether, and its upper surface with resinous ether.
The ice was black and clear and vitreous on the forest pools.
The behaviour of vitreous silica under sudden changes of temperature is most remarkable.
The vitreous body plays a part in the refraction of the light.
Near the ciliary end of the vitreous humour they anastomose with the vessels of the membrana capsulo-pupillaris.
The sulphate is, in this case, charged with vitreous electricity.
They were approaching the base of the volcano, whose side now towered above them, the upper part glassy with vitreous lava.
The air was of the same biting stillness and vitreous transparency.
The surfaces of crystals of corundum are often clouded or dull, whilst its classification of lustre is vitreous.
This vitreous body is enclosed in an expansion of the optic nerve.
1640s, from Latin vitreus "of glass, glassy," from vitreum "glass," which perhaps was so called for its color (cf. vitrium "woad"). Vitreous humor attested from 1660s.
vitreous vit·re·ous (vĭt'rē-əs)
Of, relating to, resembling, or having the nature of glass; glassy.
Of or relating to the vitreous body.