vitreo-, vitre-, vitr- +

(Latin: glass; glassy; like glass)

Inflammation of the vitreous humor and the elastic capsule that encloses the crystalline lens of the eye.
vitreodentin, vitrodentin
Enameloid or the hard, glassy material that forms the surface layer of the crowns of teeth in sharks and some other fish.
A reference to the vitreous humor and the retina of the eye.
1. Retinopathy (inflammation of the retina) with vitreous (glasslike) complications.
2. A disorder of the vitreous humor and the retina of the eye, the most severe consequences of which are usually traction phenomena leading to the detachment of the retina.
1. Resembling glass.
2. Relating to, resembling, or having the nature of glass; glassy.
3. Obtained or made from glass.
4. Of or relating to the vitreous humor.
5. Glasslike or hyaline; often used alone to designate the vitreous body of the eye.

The vitreous body refers to the transparent gel that fills the inner portion of the eyeball between the lens and the retina; also called, hyaloid body, humor cristallinus, and crystalline or vitreous humor.

vitreous chamber
The large space between the lens of the eye and the retina, which is filled with a clear, gelatinous material.
vitreous enamel
A glass coating that is applied to metal by spreading a glass powder over a metal surface and then fusing it to the metal at temperatures ranging from 600 to 1000 degrees centigrade; used for cloisomé jewelry and art objects; sinks, bathtubs, and home appliances; as well as, industrial storage tanks, silos, reaction vessels, and smokestacks.
vitreous humor, vitreous body
1. The transparent, jellylike material that fills the eyeball between the retina and the lens.
2. The transparent gelatinous substance filling the eyeball behind the crystalline lens.

The vitreous humor contains very few cells; mostly phagocytes which remove unwanted cellular debris in the visual field), no blood vessels, and 99% of its volume is water with salts, sugars, and a network of collagen fibers with hyaluronic acid accounting for the rest; however, the vitreous has a viscosity two to four times that of pure water, giving it a gelatinous consistency.

Hyaluronic acid is a complex viscous substance that lubricates joints in the body and is present in connective tissue. It also plays a role in the healing of wounds.

vitreous luster (s) (noun), vitreous lusters (pl)
A shiny appearance that resembles glass: The tiles on the wall were manufactured in order to have a vitreous luster which made the kitchen look bright and sparkling.
1. The quality or state of being vitreous; glassiness, or the quality of being vitrescent.
2. Having the capability of conversion into glass.
3. The susceptibility of being formed into glass.
Tending to become glass.
1. Capable of becoming glass.
2. Capable of being turned into glass.
1. Similar to glass.
2. Having the characteristics or appearance of glass.
3. Of the nature of or resembling glass.
4. A description of any glassy, pyroclastic material containing at least 75% glass.
vitric tuff
A tuff (hard volcanic rock) consisting primarily of fragments of volcanic glass.
1. The art of making glassware.
2. Glassy materials; glassware.
3. The study of glassware.
4. Articles of glassware, glassware in general.
5. The art or study of the manufacture and decoration of glassware.

Other glass words. More "glass" words are at this hyalo-, hyal- family unit.