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Translucent  [ Botany - Biology ]
Noun: Translucence - Translucency
Adverb: Translucently

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  Partially transparent, allowing light to pass through, but only diffusely, so that objects on the other side cannot be clearly distinguished.  

[From Latin "translucent" present participle of "translucere" shine through ("lucere" To shine) ]
The property of a material to allow a percentage of light to pass through , but not optically clear like window glass. Transmitting light but causing sufficient diffusion and distortion to make objects and images seen through it indistinct; intermediate between transparent and opaque. Clear or coloured.
For example a translucent membrane or (In the photo at left) the  fenestrate translucent leaves of Haworthia emelyae v. comptoniana and  Lithops salicola
( plant slices from the longitudinal section





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