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[oh-puh-les-uh nt] /ˌoʊ pəˈlɛs ənt/

exhibiting a play of colors like that of the .
having a milky iridescence.
having or emitting an iridescence like that of an opal

1813, from opal + -escent.

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


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