hydrophane

[hahy-druh-feyn]

Origin of hydrophane

First recorded in 1775–85; hydro-1 + -phane
Related formshy·droph·a·nous [hahy-drof-uh-nuh s] /haɪˈdrɒf ə nəs/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for hydrophane

hydrophane

noun
  1. a white partially opaque variety of opal that becomes translucent in water
Derived Formshydrophanous (haɪˈdrɒfənəs), adjective
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