(Glas"ynge) n. Glazing or glass. [Obs.]

(Glau"ber*ite) n. [From Glauber, a German chemist, died 1668: cf. F. glaubérite, G. glauberit.] (Min.) A mineral, consisting of the sulphates of soda and lime.

Glauber's salt
(Glau"ber's salt` or Glau"ber's salts`) [G. glaubersalz, from Glauber, a German chemist who discovered it. See Glauberite.] Sulphate of soda, a well- known cathartic. It is a white crystalline substance, with a cooling, slightly bitter taste, and is commonly called "salts."

It occurs naturally and abundantly in some mineral springs, and in many salt deposits, as the mineral mirabilite. It is manufactured in large quantities as an intermediate step in the "soda process," and also for use in glass making.

(Glau*ces"cent) a. [See Glaucous.] Having a somewhat glaucous appearance or nature; becoming glaucous.

(Glau"cic) a. (Chem.) Of or pertaining to the Glaucium or horned poppy; — formerly applied to an acid derived from it, now known to be fumaric acid.

(Glau"cine) a. Glaucous or glaucescent.

(Glau"cine) n. (Chem.) An alkaloid obtained from the plant Glaucium, as a bitter, white, crystalline substance.

(Glau"co*dot) n. [Gr. glayko`s silvery, gray + dido`nai to give.] (Min.) A metallic mineral having a grayish tin-white color, and containing cobalt and iron, with sulphur and arsenic.

(||Glau*co"ma) n. [L., fr. Gr. glay`kwma, fr. glayko`s light gray, blue gray.] (Med.) Dimness or abolition of sight, with a diminution of transparency, a bluish or greenish tinge of the refracting media of the eye, and a hard inelastic condition of the eyeball, with marked increase of tension within the eyeball.

(Glau*co"ma*tous) a. Having the nature of glaucoma.

(Glau*com"e*ter) n. See Gleucometer.

(Glau"co*nite) n. [Cf. F. glauconite, glauconie, fr. L. glaucus. See Glaucous.] (Min.) The green mineral characteristic of the greensand of the chalk and other formations. It is a hydrous silicate of iron and potash. See Greensand.

(Glau"co*phane) n. [Gr. glayko`s silvery, gray + fai`nesqai to appear.] (Min.) A mineral of a dark bluish color, related to amphibole. It is characteristic of certain crystalline rocks.

(||Glau*co"sis) n. [NL., fr. Gr. glay`kwsis.] (Med.) Same as Glaucoma.

(Glau"cous) a. [L. glaucus, Gr. glayko`s.]

1. Of a sea-green color; of a dull green passing into grayish blue. Lindley.

2. (Bot.) Covered with a fine bloom or fine white powder easily rubbed off, as that on a blue plum, or on a cabbage leaf. Gray.

(||Glau"cus) n. [L., sea green.] (Zoöl.) A genus of nudibranchiate mollusks, found in the warmer latitudes, swimming in the open sea. These mollusks are beautifully colored with blue and silvery white.

(Glaum) v. i. [Etymol. uncertain.] To grope with the hands, as in the dark. [Scot.]

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