vitreous

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Origin

  • From Middle French vitreux, from Latin vitreus, from vitrum.
  • The terms vitreous (positive) and resinous (negative) electricity were coined in 1733 by Charles Fran├žois de Cisternay du Fay, who studied the different behaviour of glass and resin when rubbed with silk and fur, respectively.

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