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na·cre

 (nā′kər)
[French, from Old French nacle, from Old Italian naccaro, drum, nacre, from Arabic naqqāra, small drum, from naqara, to bore, pierce; see nqr in Semitic roots.]

na′cred (-kərd), na′cre·ous (-krē-əs) adj.

nacre

(ˈneɪkə)
n
(Zoology) the technical name for mother-of-pearl
[C16: via French from Old Italian naccara, from Arabic naqqārah shell, drum]
ˈnacred adj

moth′er-of-pearl′



n.
a hard, iridescent substance that forms the inner layer of certain mollusk shells, used for making buttons, beads, etc.
[1500–10; compare Italian madreperla, obsolete French mère perle]

na·cre

(nā′kər)
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.nacre - the iridescent internal layer of a mollusk shell
shell - the material that forms the hard outer covering of many animals
Translations

nacre

[ˈneɪkəʳ] Nnácar m

nacre

nPerlmutter f or nt, → Perlmutt nt
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These changes in shell morphology affect nacre deposition rates throughout the shell and, therefore, influence pearl quality by altering the pattern and rate of nacre deposition on implanted nuclei (Saucedo et al.
Thus it can be classified either as nacre (where tablets are aragonitic) or calcitic semi-nacre (with calcitic tablets).
Although the resort had enough to keep us busy we also chose Cote de Nacre as it was perfectly located to explore the beautiful and historical local area.
Un grand pretre polynesien brandit un sceptre constitue de nacres pour accueillir Alexandra et Nicolas.
But nacre, or mother-of-pearl, which coats the inner shells, is made up of microscopic tablets that are a bit like miniature Lego building blocks, is known to be extremely strong and tough, which is why people have been studying its structure for the past twenty years," said Professor FranASSois Barthelat from McGill's Department of Mechanical Engineering.
We were able to closely examine the fine needlework with the thousands of tiny pearls and fragments of carved nacre.
The ongoing movement results in a spherical build-up of nacre (mother of pearl) deposited around a grain of sand or other foreign object in shellfish.
This beautiful, lustrous nacre is the essence of a pearl and because pearls are slightly porous, they warm up against the skin.
The hippodrome will host the "street" during the holy month of Ramadan, complete with shops that sell traditional wares such as handicrafts of glass, ebru painting, Turkish ceramics, calligraphy, carpet weaving, nacre and porcelain.
And while natural pearls are a result of the defense mechanisms that seashells use to protect themselves from curious grits of sand, around which they secret concentric layers of nacre, the Ohrid pearls are the fruit of the symbiosis of nature, art and tradition.
Norway's energy giant Statoil is working with Nacre, a developer of communication devices mainly for military use, and SINTEF, the country's largest research institution, to develop communication systems for the offshore oil industry that improve hearing safety.
this nacre to grow over each absence or intruder and become the world.