[ dahy-kroh-ik ]
/ daɪˈkroʊ ɪk /


characterized by dichroism: dichroic crystal.


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Also di·chro·it·ic [dahy-kroh-it-ik] /ˌdaɪ kroʊˈɪt ɪk/.

Origin of dichroic

1860–65; < Greek díchro(os) of two colors + -ic; see di-1, -chroic
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British Dictionary definitions for dichroic


dichroitic (ˌdaɪkrəʊˈɪtɪk)

/ (daɪˈkrəʊɪk) /


(of a solution or uniaxial crystal) exhibiting dichroism
another word for dichromatic

Word Origin for dichroic

C19: from Greek dikhroos having two colours, from di 1 + khrōs colour
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