dichroism

noun di·chro·ism \ ˈdī-(ˌ)krō-ˌi-zəm \
|Updated on: 12 Jun 2018

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

Origin and Etymology of dichroism

Greek díchroos, díchrous "of two colors" + -ism, after French dichroïte, name for cordierite, a mineral exhibiting dichroism — more at dichroic


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dichroism

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

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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