Meaning of vitriform in English:


Pronunciation /ˈvɪtrɪfɔːm/


  • Having the form or appearance of glass.

    ‘you will obtain a vitriform matter, the colour of liver’
    • ‘A vitriform, entirely synthetic material characterized by its low specific weight and impact resistance.’
    • ‘Methods for obtaining vitriform transformation from such metastable phase include mechanical pulverization, polishing, energy scanning, cold forming and quenching through thermal treatment.’
    • ‘Conversely, certain clever fraudsters imitate in the furnace the rarer forms of minerals, such as rough red silver, both vitriform and capillary, in order to deceive the curious.’