argenteum

noun
ar·​gen·​te·​um | \ -tēəm \
plural -s

Definition of argenteum

: a layer of connective tissue containing microscopic crystals of guanine that forms a reflecting surface in the skin of many fishes and is the source of pearl essence

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History and Etymology for argenteum

New Latin, from Latin, neuter of argenteus

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“Argenteum.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/argenteum. Accessed 5 Dec. 2021.

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