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anaclastic

[ an-uh-klas-tik ]
/ ˌæn əˈklæs tɪk /
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adjective Optics.(formerly)
of or relating to refraction.
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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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