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pleochroic

[plee-uh-kroh-ik] /ˌpli əˈkroʊ ɪk/
adjective
1.
(of a biaxial crystal) characterized by pleochroism.
Origin
1860-1865
1860-65; pleo- + -chroic
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  • The cleavage fragment selected exhibited uniform optical properties and is pleochroic, green to darker green.
  • The pyroxene and amphibole is being replaced by a specular cryptocrystalline brown or reddish-brown mineral, non-pleochroic.
  • The two species are often easily confused when the hypersthene sections are not distinctly pleochroic.

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