- characterized by dichroism: dichroic crystal.
Also di·chro·it·ic [dahy-kroh-it-ik] /ˌdaɪ kroʊˈɪt ɪk/.
Origin of dichroic
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Examples from the Web for dichroic
While the crystal as a whole shows these three colours, each face is dichroic.
As beryl is doubly refracting to a small degree, and dichroic, one might perhaps be deceived by such an imitation if not careful.
The emerald is dichroic, giving in the dichroscope a bluish-green and a yellowish-green image.
The mineral is dichroic in a marked degree, and shows much “fire” when properly cut.
- (of a solution or uniaxial crystal) exhibiting dichroism
- another word for dichromatic
C19: from Greek dikhroos having two colours, from di 1 + khrōs colour
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