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Substance Name: Nacre
ID: D060734000

Note

  • A biomineral consisting of layers of crystalized ARAGONITE, separated by interlamellar layers of organic matrix containing beta-CHITIN, and surrounded by an intercrystalline organic membrane of silk fibroin. Nacre is the iridescent substance better known as mother-of-pearl that is secreted by MOLLUSCS.
 
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Names and Synonyms

Name of Substance

  • Nacre

MeSH Heading

  • Nacre

Synonym

  • Mother of Pearl

Registry Number

  • D060734000