|another name for double refraction|
|a children's mummer's parade, as on the Fourth of July, with prizes for the best costumes.|
|an arrangement of five objects, as trees, in a square or rectangle, one at each corner and one in the middle.|
birefringence bi·re·frin·gence (bī'rĭ-frĭn'jəns)
The resolution or splitting of a light wave into two unequally reflected waves by an optically anisotropic medium such as calcite or quartz.
|birefringence (bī'rĭ-frĭn'jəns) Pronunciation Key