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anaclastic

[an-uh-klas-tik]
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adjective Optics. (formerly)
  1. of or relating to refraction.

Origin of anaclastic

1690–1700; < Greek anáklast(os) bent back (verbal adjective of anaklâ to refract, equivalent to ana- ana- + klân to break) + -ic
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  • Anaclastic, an-a-klas′tik, adj. pertaining to refraction: bending back.

    Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 1 of 4: A-D)

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