dichroic

[dahy-kroh-ik]
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adjective

characterized by dichroism: dichroic crystal.

Nearby words

  1. dichotomize,
  2. dichotomous,
  3. dichotomous key,
  4. dichotomous question,
  5. dichotomy,
  6. dichroic filter,
  7. dichroism,
  8. dichroite,
  9. dichromate,
  10. dichromatic

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

dichroic

dichroitic (ˌdaɪkrəʊˈɪtɪk)

adjective

(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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