pleochroism

noun ple·och·ro·ism \ 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

pleochroic

play \ˌplē-ə-ˈkrō-ik\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of pleochroism

International Scientific Vocabulary pleochroic, from pleio- + Greek chrōs skin, color


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pleochroism

noun ple·och·ro·ism \ plē-ˈäk-rə-ˌwiz-əm \

medical Definition of pleochroism

: the property of a crystal of showing different colors when viewed by light that vibrates parallel to different axes

pleochroic

play \ˌplē-ə-ˈkrō-ik\ adjective

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