Definitions for pleochroismpliˈɒk roʊˌɪz əm

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ple•och•ro•ismpliˈɒk roʊˌɪz əm(n.)

  1. the property of certain crystals of exhibiting different colors when viewed from different directions under transmitted light.

    Category: Crystallography, Optics

Origin of pleochroism:


ple`o•chro′ic-əˈkroʊ ɪk(adj.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. pleochroism(noun)

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


  1. pleochroism(Noun)

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pleochroism(noun)

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


  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.

Anagrams of pleochroism

  1. lipochromes


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