|1.||See also pleochroism Also called: dichromaticism a property of a uniaxial crystal, such as tourmaline, of showing a perceptible difference in colour when viewed along two different axes in transmitted white light|
|2.||a property of certain solutions as a result of which the wavelength (colour) of the light transmitted depends on the concentration of the solution and the length of the path of the light within the solution|
dichroism di·chro·ism (dī'krō-ĭz'əm)
The property of some solutions of showing different colors at different concentrations.
The property of some crystals of exhibiting two different colors when viewed along different axes.