quartz wedge

noun

Definition of quartz wedge

: a piece of quartz cut in a thin wedge and used in the optical determination of minerals and in the study of polarized light

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“Quartz wedge.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/quartz%20wedge. Accessed 25 Oct. 2020.

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