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dichroism

noun di·chro·ism \ˈdī-(ˌ)krō-ˌi-zəm\

Definition of DICHROISM

:  the property of some crystals and solutions of absorbing one of two plane-polarized components of transmitted light more strongly than the other; also :  the property of exhibiting different colors by reflected or transmitted light — compare circular dichroism

First Known Use of DICHROISM

1819

dichroism

noun di·chro·ism \ˈdī-(ˌ)krō-ˌiz-əm\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of DICHROISM

:  the property of some crystals and solutions of absorbing one of two plane-polarized components of transmitted light more strongly than the other; also :  the property of exhibiting different colors by reflected or transmitted light—compare circular dichroism 1

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