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o·pal·es·cent

 (ō′pə-lĕs′ənt)
adj.
Exhibiting a milky iridescence like that of an opal.

o′pal·es′cence n.

opalescent

(ˌəʊpəˈlɛsənt)
adj
having or emitting an iridescence like that of an opal
ˌopalˈescence n

o•pal•es•cent

(ˌoʊ pəˈlɛs ənt)

adj.
1. exhibiting a play of colors like that of the opal.
2. having a milky iridescence.
[1805–15]
o`pal•es′cence, n.
o`pal•es′cent•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.opalescent - having a play of lustrous rainbow colors; "an iridescent oil slick"; "nacreous (or pearlescent) clouds looking like mother-of-pearl"; "a milky opalescent (or opaline) luster"
bright - emitting or reflecting light readily or in large amounts; "the sun was bright and hot"; "a bright sunlit room"

opalescent

adjective iridescent, pearly, shimmering, lustrous, opaline, shot, prismatic, rainbow-coloured, polychromatic, rainbow-hued, nacreous opalescent blue glass
Translations

opalescent

[ˌəʊpəˈlesnt] ADJopalescente

opalescent

[ˌəʊpəˈlɛsənt] adjopalescent(e)

opalescent

adjschimmernd, opaleszierend
References in periodicals archive ?
Clinically this disorder is characterised by opalescent teeth with marked attrition and short roots constricted in the cervical regions.
These last are clinically similar to those observed in dentinogenesis imperfecta: opalescent teeth with bulbous crowns and obliterated pulp chambers and root canals.
Because opalescent teeth may be evident at the eruption of first lower central incisors at approximately 6 months of age, the dental signs often precede bone fractures in cases of so-called osteogenesis imperfecta tarda.