from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A clear vitreous solid, formed by melting pure quartz, that can withstand high temperatures and is extremely transparent to infrared, visible, and ultraviolet radiations. Also called fused quartz, fused silica.
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- n. colorless glass made of almost pure silica
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