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EtymologyEdit

From German Schlieren, plural of Schliere (streak). Compare with Latin calere, whence English scald.

NounEdit

schlieren pl (plural only)

  1. Regions of a fluid having different refractive index because of their different density.
  2. (geology) Irregular streaks of different composition in some igneous rocks.

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