nacre


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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.
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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
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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]
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na·cre

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

nacre

[ˈneɪkəʳ] Nnácar m
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nacre

nPerlmutter f or nt, → Perlmutt nt
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References in periodicals archive ?
Kim has been good at working with both "najeon" or mother-of-pearl and "chilgi" or lacquerware since he began learning the crafts at 14 in Tongyeong, North Gyeongsang Province, home to nacre craftwork because of its abundance of high-quality, multi-shaded, lustrous sea shells.
Morte, la grande nacre (Pinna nobilis) prend une couleur brunatre, perd sa chair et ses petits hotes naturels : crevettes, petits crabes, gorgones oranges.
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.
According to lead author Professor Yves Reznik from the University of Caen C"te de Nacre Regional Hospital Center, Caen, France, pumps enhance effective insulin absorption and increase insulin sensitivity thanks to the continuous daily subcutaneous insulin delivery.
While the outer layer of mollusk shells are composed of 95 percent chalk, which is brittle, they are coated with an extremely strong and tough layer of nacre, or mother-of-pearl, on the inside.
"We were able to closely examine the fine needlework with the thousands of tiny pearls and fragments of carved nacre. The waist sizes were something one could only dream of!
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.
They are made up of layers of calcium carbonate most popularly in the form of nacre, a natural substance produced by pearl oysters that coats the inside of the animal's shell.
Pearl, which is composed of nacre, is produced in an active physiological environment by molluscs.