phanero-, phaner-, -phane, -phan, -phanic, -phanous,
-phany +

(Greek: to show; to make visible, to manifest, to open)

Having such a structure as to be diaphanous when moist, and opaque when dry.

The hygrophanous description refers to the color change of mushroom tissue (especially the pileus surface or the "cap" of a fungal fruiting body) as it loses or absorbs water; which causes the pileipellis to become more transparent when wet and opaque when dry.

lexiphane (s) (noun), lexiphanes (pl)
1. A showing off by using unusual or big words.
2. A phrase-monger or a person who uses bombastic phraseology.
3. Anyone who pretentiously uses words.
4. Etymology: from Greek lexiphanes, "phrase monger", from lexis, "word" + -phaneia, "to show".
lexiphanic (adjective), more lexiphanic, most lexiphanic
1. A reference to, or descriptive of, the use of pretentious words; bombastic: As a politician, Monroe was a lexiphanic writer and speaker, both of which often confused his readers and audiences.
2. Etymology: from Greek lexis, "word" + phainein, "to show".
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lexiphanicism (s) (noun), lexiphanicisms (pl)
The use of pretentious, showy, phraseology, style, or flashy words in one's language.
Porcelain impressed with figures which are made distinct by transmitted light, as in a lamp shade.
A shrub, or plant, under two meters in height.
1. An instrument for viewing the interior of the eye by transmitted light.
2. An instrument to examine the interior or the retina of the eye by transillumination.
Flowers with obvious protruding anthers.
Any igneous rock whose grains are visible to the naked eye.
1. Relating to an igneous rock in which the crystals are so coarse that individual minerals can be distinguished with the naked eye.

Phaneritic rocks are intrusive rocks that cooled slowly enough to allow significant crystal growth.

2. A references to igneous rock grain size.

It means that the size of the grains in the rock are large enough to be distinguished with the unaided eye as opposed to aphanitic; which is too small to be seen with the naked eye.

phanerocryst, phenocryst
a large, conspicuous crystal in a porphyritic rock
A reference to reproduction with observable processes; such as, a plant that has conspicuous flowers.
Reproducing by conspicuous means, a reference in particular to a plant having conspicuous flowers.
phanerogenic, phanerogenetic
1. Having a known or visible cause.
2. Of known origin or etiology; such as, a disease.
Having a conspicuous (obvious) tongue; a reference to certain reptiles and insects.

Cross references of word families that are related directly, or indirectly, to: "appear, visible, visual, manifest, show, see, reveal, look": blep-; delo-; demonstra-; opt-; -orama; pare-; phant-; pheno-; scopo-; spec-; vela-, veal-; video-, visuo-.