opaline

[oh-puh-lin, -leen, -lahyn]
adjective
of or like opal; opalescent.

Origin:
1775–85; opal + -ine1

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opaline (ˈəʊpəˌlaɪn)
 
adj
1.  opalescent
 
n
2.  an opaque or semiopaque whitish glass

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Structures to be examined include the ink gland, opaline gland and white skin vesicles.
The skeletons are essentially amorphous hydrated or opaline silica, but occasionally include some alumina.
Most phytoliths are opaline silica but many are formed of calcium oxalate.
The skeletons are essentially amorphous hydrated or opaline silica but occasionally are partly composed of alumina.
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