di·​chro·​ic | \ dī-ˈkrō-ik How to pronounce dichroic (audio) \

Definition of dichroic

1 : having the property of dichroism a dichroic crystal a dichroic mirror

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Dating back to around 400 CE and made of dichroic glass, the Lycurgus Cup is notable for exhibiting different colors depending on the light. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, "Scientists found these old photographs contain metallic nanoparticles," 12 June 2019 Some $22 million in bonds paid more than 80 percent of the construction costs of the museum, made of Kansas limestone and dichroic glass, which changes color with the light. Eric Adler And Steve Vockrodt, kansascity, "After losing millions, can Prairiefire dinosaur museum in Johnson County evolve? | The Kansas City Star," 18 May 2018

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First Known Use of dichroic

circa 1859, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for dichroic

Greek díchroos, díchrous "of two colors" (from di- di- + -chroos, adjective derivative of chrṓs "skin, flesh, complexion, color") + -ic entry 1 — more at -chrome

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di·​chro·​ic | \ dī-ˈkrō-ik How to pronounce dichroic (audio) \

Medical Definition of dichroic

1 : having the property of dichroism a dichroic crystal

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