Definitions for pleochroismpliˈɒk roʊˌɪz əm
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
ple•och•ro•ismpliˈɒk roʊˌɪz əm(n.)
the property of certain crystals of exhibiting different colors when viewed from different directions under transmitted light.
Category: Crystallography, Optics
Origin of pleochroism:
the phenomenon of different colors appearing when certain crystals are viewed from different directions
The optical phenomenon in some colored, transparent crystals (such as tourmaline) in which the color is different in different directions.
the property possessed by some crystals, of showing different colors when viewed in the direction of different axes
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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