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opalescence

[‚ō·pə′les·əns]
(optics)
The milky, iridescent appearance of a dense, transparent medium or colloidal system when it is illuminated by polychromatic radiation in the visible range, such as sunlight.
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Lighting is an integral part of the passenger experience, and our customers have asked us to create a range of transparent, opalescent and satin options that are critical for fostering a pleasant environment for travellers," says Bja.
Oxford auctioneers Mallams took a bid of PS23,000 for this ceiling light with three suspended lights and opalescent shades by James Powell & Co PHOTO: Clare Borg-Cook
Phenotypic Classification of Dentinogenesis Imperfecta Type Clinical Manifestations Involved Gene(s) I Osteogenesis imperfecta with opalescent teeth COL1A1, COL1A2 II Opalescent dentin DSPP III Shell teeth, affects Brandywine isolate DSPP Table 5.
The girly Chino frame has a solid colour acetate front and lighter opalescent back, with a fish motif running down the metal sides.
Delicate layers of bronze or silver add opalescent luster to woven grass cloth in nature-inspired shapes.
Nick Mulvey plays the hang, a recently-developed descendant of the steel drum, which gives the Portico a Caribbean resonance, but it also imparts a sense of opalescent New York minimalism.
This fakeout is a telling introduction to documaker Andrea Segre's first narrative feature, a thin but attractively opalescent immigrant study, prioritizing exquisite, atmospheric detail over the bigger picture.
Opalescent bottles with gold highlighting and pump closures were employed to make it hard to resist.
While in the Etudes and Polkas I already admired the beautiful sound of the piano, when listening to the finely opalescent colours of the Butterflies and Birds of Paradise I hadn't the slightesi doubt that Michal Masek plays a truly superb instrument and IS able to bring out its stellar qualities to the full.
Natural light is filtered through the opalescent polycarbonate panels beneath each arch and banks of lighting for nighttime events are contained within the beams.
The Beatle bought the opalescent blue Ferrari 330 GT 2+2 Coup, which boasted electric windows and a sun roof, in early 1965 after passing his driving test.
4) The defective dentin, shown in Figure 1, has a yellow translucent hue and takes on a characteristic gray to brownish-blue discoloration that has prompted the term hereditary opalescent dentin.