• Definition for "hydrophane"
    • An opal that is very nearly opaque when…
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hydrophane definition

  • noun:
    • An opal that is very nearly opaque when dry but transparent whenever wet.
    • A semitranslucent selection of opal that becomes translucent or transparent on immersion in liquid.
    • A semitranslucent selection of opal that becomes clear or transparent on immersion in liquid.
    • A partly clear whitish or light-colored selection of opal, which absorbs water upon immersion and becomes transparent. Also known as oculus mundi.
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