vitreous enamel

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vitreous enamel

[′vi·trē·əs i′nam·əl]
(materials)
A glass coating applied to a metal by covering the surface with a powdered glass frit and heating until fusion occurs. Also known as porcelain enamel.

porcelain enamel, vitreous enamel

A substantially vitreous (glassy) inorganic metal oxide coating, bonded to metal by fusion at a temperature above 800°F (427°C); not a true porcelain.