[ ri-frin-juhnt ]
/ rɪˈfrɪn dʒənt /
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Words nearby refringent
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Example sentences from the Web for refringent
The endoplasm contains a number of large refringent granules—probably body products.Marine Protozoa from Woods Hole|Gary N. Calkins
British Dictionary definitions for refringent
/ (rɪˈfrɪndʒənt) /
physics of, concerned with, or causing refraction; refractive
Derived forms of refringentrefringency or refringence, noun
Word Origin for refringent
C18: from Latin refringere to break up; see refract
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Medical definitions for refringent
[ rĭ-frĭn′jənt ]
Of, relating to, or producing refraction; refractive.
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