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nacreous

 [na´kre-us]
having a pearl-like luster.

na·cre·ous

(nā'krē-ŭs),
Lustrous, like mother-of-pearl; descriptive term for bacterial colonies.
[Fr. nacre, mother-of-pearl]

nacreous

/na·cre·ous/ (na´kre-us) having a pearl-like luster.

na·cre·ous

(nā'krē-ŭs)
Lustrous, like mother-of-pearl; descriptive term for bacterial colonies.
[Fr. nacre, mother-of-pearl]

nacreous

having a pearl-like luster.
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The phases of the sample were identified using X-ray diffraction (XRD) and results indicated that aragonite was detected in the nacreous layer, calcite was detected in the prismatic layer (Figure 3).
He chose few and far between colours for his palette, using enamels having a various degree of transparency on a white lead ground, without resorting to the use of gold or nacreous shades.
1808-1812, Louvre, Paris) is another high point, at once a memento mori and a stunning orchestration of pearly bone, nacreous fat, and ruddy flesh.
He saw "an evening sky which had refused the dusk, chosen a nacreous glow instead, an equivalent in light of the invitation to attend that Reef was now receiving from the overhead voice--'Really Traverse you know you must abandon this farcical existence, rededicate yourself to real-world issues such as family vendetta, which though frowned upon by the truly virtuous represents even so a more productive use of your own precious time on Earth .
Meteorological officer Renae Baker captured spectacular images of the nacreous clouds, on July 25.
Meteorological officer Renae Baker captured spectacular images of the nacreous clouds, also known as polar stratospheric clouds, on July 25.
The medium for Cecilia's trace evinces this caution, the windowpane that bears her name becoming nacreous over time with "a faint quiet cast of apocrypha" (640).
Oysters left half shells, twisted nacreous mother-of-pearl that was alive, while other bivalves left only their molds, softball shapes from inside their shells cluttering the plain like goose bumps on flesh.
Irritation produced by the worm penetration into the inner shell layers leads to the secretion of nacreous and chitinous material, which isolates it into a "mud blister" [Glasby et al.
The nacreous light, shocking, fleeting, vanishing, casts the leafier enclaves (where Western aid groups pay Manhattan rents to ex-Taliban landlords in Peshawar) in deeper shadow.
A few of her paintings have only clouds, but many feature colorful and unusual atmospheric sightings such as nacreous clouds, eclipses or rosy lightning.
Caillat begins scaling, putting the fish in a boatside machine that whirls them around and around and sends water and nacreous scales out onto the pier where they leave a slippery film and create little rainbows in the light.