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Definition of pellucid

What does pellucid mean?

adjective satellite

  1. transmitting light; able to be seen through with clarity
  2. (of language) transparently clear; easily understandable

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  1. allowing for the passage of light; transparent
  2. easily understood; clear

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Google previewEncyclopaedia Londinensis, or, Universal dictionary of arts, sciences, and literature (1810)

by John Wilkes (of Milland House, Sussex)

It is among the larger kinds of animalcules, egg-( haped, pellucid, and somewhat depressed at top. 22. The ulriculus relembles a bottle j ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Britannica; Or, a Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Miscellaneous Literature (1797)

Constructed on a Plan, by which the Different Sciences and Arts are Digested Into the Form of Distinct Treatises Or Systems, Comprehending the History, Theory, and Practice, of Each, According to the Latest Discoveries and Improvements; and Full Explanations Given of the Various Detached Parts of Knowledge, Whether Relating to Natural and Artificial Objects, Or to Matters Ecclesiastical, Civil, Military, Commercial ..., Together with a Description of All the Countries, Cities, Principal Mountains ... Throughout the World; a General History ... and an Account of the Lives of the Most Eminent Persons in Every Nation, from the Earliest Ages Down to the Present Times

Though naturally pellucid, it instantly becomes opaque ; and the water it contains flies off without any ebullition. The following substances are soluble in borax and microcosmic salt with effervescence. 1. Lime, magnesia, alum, and combination ...

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia Britannica, Or Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General Literature (1858)

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Pellucid ; vitreous. Colourless, but gray or yellow, rarely green, brown, or black. Taste saline and pungent. B.B. volatilizes without fusing ; on copper wire colours the flame bluish-green. Chem. com. (32 per cent, ammonia, or) 33*9 ammonium,  ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Metropolitana; or, universal dictionary of knowledge, on an original plan: comprising the twofold advantage of a philosophical and an alphabetical arrangement, with appropriate engravings (1845)

Edited by Edw. Smedley, Hugh Jam. Rose, and H. John Rose. (Text: voll. XXVI. Plates: voll. III. Index by Edw Smedley

Beneath this, the pellucid cartilage presented a regular smooth surface, of a dusky red colour throughout, and thus distinguished itself from the harder yellowish, or yellowish-white cartilage, in which ossification had commenced. Having ...

Google previewThe London encyclopaedia, or, Universal dictionary of science, art, literature, and practical mechanics, by the orig. ed. of the Encyclopaedia metropolitana [T. Curtis]. (1839)

by Thomas Curtis (of Grove house sch, Islington)

It rises with a short, thick, succulent stalk, dividing low into many trailing, very spreading, succulent branches, bespangled all over with icy pimples ; very pellucid and glittering ; oval, undulate, alternate, papulose or pimply, glittering leaves; and ...

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia Britannica (1858)

Or, Dictionary of Arts, Sciences and General Literature by Thomas Stewart Traill

Pellucid; vitreous. Colourless, but gray or yellow, rarely green, brown, or black. Taste saline and pungent. B.B. volatilizes without fusing; on copper wire colours the flame bluish-green. Chem. com. (32 per cent. ammonia, or) 339 ammonium, ...

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Scrabble value of P3E1L1L1U1C3I1D2

The value of this 8-letter word is 13 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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