a varnish, consisting of a solution of shell-lac in alcohol, often coloured with gamboge, saffron, or the like; used for varnishing metals, papier-mache, and wood. The name is also given to varnishes made of other ingredients, especially. The tough, solid varnish of the Japanese, with which ornamental objects are made.
alternative forms: lacker.
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The only reason I can think of is perhaps the stomata is not rigid or will be destroyed easily when placed on a microscope. Whereas the lacquer is stronger.
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