0Vote up!adjective. of or relating to or constituting the vitreous humor of the eye
0Vote up!adjective. (of ceramics) having the surface made shiny and nonporous by fusing a vitreous solution to it
0Vote up!adjective. relating to or resembling or derived from or containing glass
If it attracts it, it is certainly of the kind of electricity which I call vitreous; if, on the contrary, it repels it, it is of the same kind of electricity with the silk -- that is, of the resinous.
This principle is that there are two distinct electricities, very different from each other, one of which I call vitreous electricity and the other resinous electricity.
The search for native cobalt, especially outside of Saxony or the Erzgebirge, was tied to the development of zaffer and smalt industries — refined versions of cobalt used by painters and in vitreous colormaking — and to recognition of the quality of the cobalt-based colors.
Another key aspect of textile coloration often attributed to Dufay was the description of mordant action, a term and concept that was already common in vitreous color production.
About 1733, as we have seen, Dufay had demonstrated that there were two apparently different kinds of electricity; one called vitreous because produced by rubbing glass, and the other resinous because produced by rubbed resinous bodies.
0Vote up!Vitreous and vaporous have opposite meanings. Vitreous stands for something that is crystal clear, while vaporous is something that is hazy, unclear.
0Vote up!unclebheem added a Mnemonic "Vitreous and vaporous have opposite meanings. Vitreous stands for something that is crystal clear, while vaporous is something that is hazy, unclear. " 3 years 4 months ago.