Definition of "nacre" [na•cre•‖Na•cré]

  • (noun) See mother-of-pearl.

Use "nacre" in a sentence

  • "The animal then secretes a calcium substance called nacre to protect itself."
  • "The particle is an irritant, which causes the oyster to produce a lacquer-like substance called nacre."
  • "Three decades earlier, Kokichi Mikimoto, the son of a noodle maker in Toba, Japan, had perfected a method to culture pearls, the process by which a bead or piece of mantle tissue is implanted inside the fleshy part of a mollusk, forcing the creature to secrete an iridescent substance called nacre that forms a pearl."

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