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semitransparent

[sem-ee-trans-pair-uh nt, -par-, sem-ahy-] /ˌsɛm i trænsˈpɛər ənt, -ˈpær-, ˌsɛm aɪ-/
adjective
1.
imperfectly or almost transparent.
Origin
1785-1795
1785-95; semi- + transparent
Related forms
semitransparency, semitransparentness, noun
semitransparently, adverb
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Examples from the web for semitransparent
  • In external appearance the non-medullated nerve fibers are semitransparent and gray or yellowish gray.
  • Sparse arrays of the cells are semitransparent and could be used as tinted, energy-producing window coatings.
  • After the instrument is removed, the seal is visible as a semitransparent window, which can safely be divided.
  • Their wings are thin, semitransparent, and banded with numerous brown or gray scalloped lines.
  • The resulting structures contain crystals so small that they do not scatter visible light and are semitransparent.
  • They are semitransparent, but exhibit a wide variety of colors.

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