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1      (Physics)   visible streaks produced in a transparent fluid as a result of variations in the fluid's density leading to variations in refractive index. They can be recorded by flash photography (schlieren photography)  
2    streaks or platelike masses of mineral in a rock mass, that differ in texture or composition from the main mass  
     (German, plural of Schliere streak)  
  schlieric      adj  
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