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albescent

[al-bes-uh nt] /ælˈbɛs ənt/
adjective
1.
becoming white; whitish.
Origin
1825-1835
1825-35; < Latin albēscent- (stem of albēscēns, present participle of albēscere), equivalent to alb(us) white + -ēscent- -escent
Related forms
albescence, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for albescence

albescent

/ælˈbɛsənt/
adjective
1.
shading into, growing, or becoming white
Derived Forms
albescence, noun
Word Origin
C19: from Latin albēscere to grow white, from albus white
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