(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.
(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
(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,
(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.]