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opalescent

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

Definition of opalescent

  1. :  reflecting an iridescent light

opal·es·cence play \-sən(t)s\ noun
opal·es·cent·ly play \-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>



Circa 1813

First Known Use of opalescent

circa 1813


Medical Dictionary

opalescent

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adjective opal·es·cent \ˌō-pə-ˈles-ənt\

Medical Definition of opalescent

  1. :  reflecting an iridescent light <saliva is a viscous opalescent fluid>

  2. opal·es·cence \-ən(t)s\play noun
    opal·es·cent·ly \-ənt-lē\play adverb




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