Definitions for pleochroismpliˈɒk roʊˌɪz əm

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  1. pleochroism(noun)

    the phenomenon of different colors appearing when certain crystals are viewed from different directions

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  1. pleochroism(Noun)

    The optical phenomenon in some colored, transparent crystals (such as tourmaline) in which the color is different in different directions.

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  1. Pleochroism(noun)

    the property possessed by some crystals, of showing different colors when viewed in the direction of different axes

  2. Origin: [Gr. mor + color.]

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  1. Pleochroism

    Pleochroism is an optical phenomenon in which a substance appears to be different colors when observed at different angles, especially with polarized light.


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