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Iridescent

Presenting multiple bright refractile colours, typically as a result of optical interference when incident white light is broken into its spectral components when reflected back through several thin-layered films.

Origin: g. Iris, rainbow


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Re: What on earth is this thing?

... I'm not sure exactly which species, but it looks like it belongs to the Tiger Moth family. We have moths like this in North America with the same iridescent blue and orange coloration.

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by Amun
Tue Mar 03, 2009 12:44 am
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: What on earth is this thing?
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Views: 4181

The Fiber Disease

"Luminescence" Juniper's Jewels and poplar's pearls are unseen treasures manifested in whorls. Nature's lattice glory, iridescent delight, with gleaming rhodopsin, the hue of midnight. Transcendental translucence, dioptrics by day, repeated refractions, transfusing the way. Perpetual ...

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by codon blue
Sat Dec 23, 2006 11:46 pm
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: The Fiber Disease
Replies: 7403
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I told you to quit

... to NUSPA! If your symptoms include black specks, granules, hair coming out of your skin, a rash, burning, stinging, biting, itching, crawling, iridescent crystals, microscopic hairs, wormlike creatures, hairlike creatures (the size of an eyelash to several inches long, and colors ranging from ...

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by Sabrina
Wed Apr 19, 2006 5:04 am
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: The Fiber Disease
Replies: 7403
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are jellyfish animals or plants?

... are inferior since we don't have nifty microscopic neurotoxin tipped harpoon launchers. Maybe they think we're inferior cause we don't have pretty iridescent colors on our skins and we don't have our own natural light source.... Just picking on you. It is important to remember that inferiority ...

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by Jelanen
Fri Jul 01, 2005 6:07 pm
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: are jellyfish animals or plants?
Replies: 5
Views: 3334


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