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nacreous

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adjective na·cre·ous \ˈnā-krē-əs, -k(ə-)rəs\

Definition of nacreous

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



Examples of nacreous in a sentence

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



Circa 1828

First Known Use of nacreous

circa 1828


Medical Dictionary

nacreous

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adjective na·cre·ous \ˈnā-krē-əs, -k(ə-)rəs\

Medical Definition of nacreous

  1. :  having a pearly appearance <nacreous bacterial colonies>





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