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vitreous

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Etymology

From [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] vitreus 'glassy, transparent'.

Adjective

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Positive
vitreous

Comparative
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  1. Of, or resembling glass; glassy
  2. Of, or relating to the vitreous humor of the eye
  3. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) having a shiny nonporous surface
  4. (chemistry) Of a semi-crystalline substance where the atoms exhibit short-range order, but without the long-range order of a crystal

Derived terms

Noun

Singular
vitreous

Plural
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vitreous (-)
  1. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) The vitreous humor.

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