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dichroism

[dahy-kroh-iz-uh m] /ˈdaɪ kroʊˌɪz əm/
noun
1.
Crystallography. pleochroism of a uniaxial crystal such that it exhibits two different colors when viewed from two different directions under transmitted light.
2.
Chemistry. the exhibition of essentially different colors by certain solutions in different degrees of dilution or concentration.
Origin
1810-1820
1810-20; < Greek díchro(os) (see dichroic) + -ism
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British Dictionary definitions for dichroism

dichroism

/ˈdaɪkrəʊˌɪzəm/
noun
1.
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 See also pleochroism
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
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dichroism in Medicine

dichroism di·chro·ism (dī'krō-ĭz'əm)
n.

  1. The property of some solutions of showing different colors at different concentrations.

  2. The property of some crystals of exhibiting two different colors when viewed along different axes.


di·chro'ic adj.
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