indicatrix

noun
in·​dica·​trix | \ ¦ində̇¦kā‧triks, ə̇nˈdikə‧(ˌ)t- \
plural -es

Definition of indicatrix

: an ellipsoid whose axes are proportional to the principal refractive indices of a crystal and from which various optical properties of the crystal may be deduced

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History and Etymology for indicatrix

New Latin, feminine of Late Latin indicator

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“Indicatrix.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/indicatrix. Accessed 1 Dec. 2021.

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