[ vi-tree-uh s ]
/ ˈvɪ tri əs /
of the nature of or resembling glass, as in transparency, brittleness, hardness, glossiness, etc.: vitreous china.
of or relating to glass.
obtained from or containing glass.
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Origin of vitreous
1640–50; < Latin vitreus, equivalent to vitr(um) glass + -eus -eous
OTHER WORDS FROM vitreous
vit·re·ous·ly, adverbvit·re·ous·ness, vit·re·os·i·ty [vi-tree-os-i-tee] /ˌvɪ triˈɒs ɪ ti/, nounsub·vit·re·ous, adjectivesub·vit·re·ous·ly, adverb
sub·vit·re·ous·ness, nounun·vi·tre·os·i·ty, nounun·vit·re·ous, adjectiveun·vit·re·ous·ly, adverbun·vit·re·ous·ness, noun
Words nearby vitreous
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British Dictionary definitions for subvitreous
/ (ˈvɪtrɪəs) /
of, relating to, or resembling glass
made of, derived from, or containing glass
of or relating to the vitreous humour or vitreous body
Derived forms of vitreousvitreously, adverb
Word Origin for vitreous
C17: from Latin vitreus made of glass, from vitrum glass; probably related to vidēre to see
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Medical definitions for subvitreous
[ vĭt′rē-əs ]
Of, relating to, resembling, or having the nature of glass; glassy.
Of or relating to the vitreous body.
The vitreous body.
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Scientific definitions for subvitreous
[ vĭt′rē-əs ]
Relating to or resembling glass.
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