positive birefringence

noun

Definition of positive birefringence

: birefringence of a medium (as quartz) that transmits the ordinary rays with greater speed than the extraordinary

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“Positive birefringence.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/positive%20birefringence. Accessed 20 Jun. 2021.

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