- a glass containing 5 percent or more of B2O3, highly resistant to heat and shock, used especially in making cookware and chemical glassware.
Origin of borosilicate glass
First recorded in 1930–35
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- any of a range of heat- and chemical-resistant glasses, such as Pyrex, prepared by fusing together boron(III) oxide, silicon dioxide, and, usually, a metal oxide
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