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refringent

[ri-frin-juh nt]
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adjective
  1. refracting; refractive.

Origin of refringent

1770–80; < Latin refringent- (stem of refringēns), present participle of refringere to break up. See refract, -ent
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British Dictionary definitions for refringent

refringent

adjective
  1. physics of, concerned with, or causing refraction; refractive
Derived Formsrefringency or refringence, noun

Word Origin

C18: from Latin refringere to break up; see refract
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refringent in Medicine

refringent

([object Object])
adj.
  1. Of, relating to, or producing refraction; refractive.
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