nacreous

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na·cre·ous

adjective \ˈnā-krē-əs, -k(ə-)rəs\

Definition of NACREOUS

:  possessing the qualities of, consisting of, or abounding in nacre; also :  iridescent

Examples of NACREOUS

  1. <the nacreous lining of the shell of a mollusk>

First Known Use of NACREOUS

circa 1828

na·cre·ous

adjective \ˈnā-krē-əs, -k(ə-)rəs\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of NACREOUS

: having a pearly appearance <nacreous bacterial colonies>

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