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opaline

[oh-puh-lin, -leen, -lahyn] /ˈoʊ pə lɪn, -ˌlin, -ˌlaɪn/
adjective
1.
of or like opal; opalescent.
Origin
1775-1785
1775-85; opal + -ine1
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Examples from the web for opaline
  • 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.
British Dictionary definitions for opaline

opaline

/ˈəʊpəˌlaɪn/
adjective
1.
opalescent
noun
2.
an opaque or semiopaque whitish glass
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