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opalescent

adjective opal·es·cent \ˌō-pə-ˈle-sənt\

Definition of OPALESCENT

:  reflecting an iridescent light
opal·es·cence \-sən(t)s\ noun
opal·es·cent·ly \-sənt-lē\ adverb

Examples of OPALESCENT

  1. <once given away as a cheap prize at carnivals, this opalesecent glass is now highly prized by collectors>

First Known Use of OPALESCENT

circa 1813

opalescent

adjective opal·es·cent \ˌō-pə-ˈles-ənt\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of OPALESCENT

:  reflecting an iridescent light <saliva is a viscous opalescent fluid>
opal·es·cence \-ən(t)s\ noun
opal·es·cent·ly \-ənt-lē\ adverb

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