refringent

[ ri-frin-juh nt ]
/ rɪˈfrɪn dʒənt /

adjective

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
/ (rɪˈfrɪndʒənt) /

adjective

physics of, concerned with, or causing refraction; refractive

Derived forms of refringent

refringency or refringence, noun

Word Origin for refringent

C18: from Latin refringere to break up; see refract
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Medical definitions for refringent

refringent
[ rĭ-frĭnjənt ]

adj.

Of, relating to, or producing refraction; refractive.
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