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opal glass

[′ō·pəl ‚glas]
(materials)
Translucent or opaque glass, often milky white, made by adding impurities such as fluorine compounds to the melt; it appears white by reflected light but shows color images through thin sections; used for ornamental glass and as an efficient light diffuser.
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opal glass

The glass that contains calcium phosphate, which is derived from bone ash, and which renders the glass white and opaque. See also: Glass
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opal glass

A diffusing glass of milk-white appearance formed by incorporating material of high refractive index in the glass to scatter light.
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