Noun(1) the iridescent internal layer of a mollusk shell
(1) Back down they go for several more years, during which time the oyster instinctively surrounds the injected foreign body with nacre , so building up a beautiful pearl.(2) The nacre , or mother of pearl, is the innermost layer, which is composed of thin, alternating, laminae (flakes or sheets) of calcium carbonate and an organic material.(3) Now, researchers have designed a synthetic material that mimics both nacre 's internal architecture and its strength.(4) They're an oyster's coping mechanism - they coat the irritant with smooth, shiny nacre .(5) The oyster coats the sand grain with a silvery shiny layer called nacre .(6) They suggested that this species is similar in microstructure to modern unionid bivalves, which are externally prismatic and internally nacreous .(7) A solitary spot-light illuminates the stage, bathing the floorboards in a nacreous glow.(8) The dorsal ligament groove is overlain dorsally and flanked laterally by the nacreous middle shell layer.(9) Recycled glass tiles emit a nacreous sheen that changes throughout the day.(10) The distressed surfaces, with their flinty earth tones, cobalt blues and nacreous whites, hold light like rough alabaster.
1. mother-of-pearl ::
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