Origin of vitreous
Examples from the Web for vitreous
As we now know, Dufay was wrong in supposing that there were two different kinds of electricity, vitreous and resinous.A History of Science, Volume 2(of 5)|Henry Smith Williams
This process is formed much earlier than the vitreous humour, which is first seen in stage O.The Works of Francis Maitland Balfour, Volume 1|Francis Maitland Balfour
The light, coming through the pupil and traversing the vitreous humor, strikes the retina from the inside of the eyeball.Psychology|Robert S. Woodworth
Chalybite is usually yellowish-grey or brown in colour; it is translucent and has a vitreous lustre.
This enormous glass was cast from a single crucible, containing 1,600 kilogrammes of vitreous matter.France and the Republic|William Henry Hurlbert
British Dictionary definitions for vitreous
Word Origin for vitreous
Word Origin and History for vitreous
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.