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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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This structure makes nacre 3,000 times as fracture resistant as calcium carbonate alone.
The opposite charges help the two components bond tightly to form the nacre structure.
ABSTRACT Nacre, also known as mother of pearl, contains factors that can promote osteogenesis.
Pearls develop as nacre (mother of pearl) and other liquids accumulate around grains of sand or other foreign objects inside certain oysters and other shellfish.
Nacre is an alternative name for which lustrous material?
T he food they eat make a special substance called nacre, which they use to make their shells.
Mollusks such as abalone and oysters create their iridescent armor, known as nacre, from brittle calcium carbonate microcrystals and pliant proteins arranged like bricks and mortar, respectively (SN.
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We have five of these black bags to give away with party essentials inside from Bourjois consisting of a black Coup de Theatre Mascara, for long luscious lashes, a Philtre de Nacre Gold shimmery loose powder to be dusted across eyes, cheeks or on the body and a new shade of Effet 3 D lip shine for perfect glossy lips.
Some, like "The Mysterous Barricades," a tale of Taglioni encountering bandits in a wintry Russian landscape, have the substance and dramatic continuity of short stories; others, like the individual sketches comprising "Abandoned Cities," are impressions as changeable as nacre.