Translation of nacre in Spanish:

nacre

nácar, n.

Pronunciation /ˈneɪkə//ˈneɪkər/

noun

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    nácar masculine
    madreperla feminine
    • Now, researchers have designed a synthetic material that mimics both nacre's internal architecture and its strength.
    • The oyster coats the sand grain with a silvery shiny layer called nacre.
    • They're an oyster's coping mechanism - they coat the irritant with smooth, shiny nacre.
    • The nacre, or mother of pearl, is the innermost layer, which is composed of thin, alternating, laminae (flakes or sheets) of calcium carbonate and an organic material.
    • Back down they go for several more years, during which time the oyster instinctively surrounds the injected foreign body with nacre, so building up a beautiful pearl.