pleochroism


ple·och·ro·ism

noun \plē-ˈä-krə-ˌwi-zəm\

Definition of PLEOCHROISM

:  the property of a crystal of showing different colors when viewed by light polarized in different directions
pleo·chro·ic \ˌplē-ə-ˈkrō-ik\ adjective

Origin of PLEOCHROISM

International Scientific Vocabulary pleochroic, from pleio- + Greek chrōs skin, color
First Known Use: 1857

ple·och·ro·ism

noun \plē-ˈäk-rə-ˌwiz-əm\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of PLEOCHROISM

: the property of a crystal of showing different colors when viewed by light that vibrates parallel to different axes
pleo·chro·ic \ˌplē-ə-ˈkrō-ik\ adjective

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