plural noun
schlie·​ren | \ ˈshlir-ən How to pronounce schlieren (audio) \

Definition of schlieren

1 : small masses or streaks in an igneous rock that differ in composition from the main body
2 : regions of varying refraction in a transparent medium often caused by pressure or temperature differences and detectable especially by photographing the passage of a beam of light

Other Words from schlieren

schlieric \ ˈshlir-​ik How to pronounce schlieric (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of schlieren

1898, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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