Opalescence



[oh-puh-les-uh nt] /ˌoʊ pəˈlɛs ənt/

adjective
1.
exhibiting a play of colors like that of the .
2.
having a milky iridescence.
/ˌəʊpəˈlɛsənt/
adjective
1.
having or emitting an iridescence like that of an opal
n.

1792; see opalescent + -ence.
adj.

1813, from opal + -escent.

opalescent o·pal·es·cent (ō’pə-lěs’ənt)
adj.
Resembling an opal in the display of various colors, often used to describe certain bacterial cultures.
opalescent
(ō’pə-lěs’ənt)
Exhibiting a milky iridescence like that of opal.

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