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schlieren (ˈʃlɪərən)
1.  physics visible streaks produced in a transparent medium as a result of variations in the medium's density leading to variations in refractive index. They can be recorded by flash photography (schlieren photography)
2.  streaks or platelike masses of mineral in a rock mass, that differ in texture or composition from the main mass
[German, plural of Schliere streak]

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