optic-axis

optic axis

noun Crystallography.
(in a crystal exhibiting double refraction) the direction or directions, uniaxial or biaxial, respectively, along which this phenomenon does not occur.

Origin:
1655–65

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optic axis
 
n
the direction in a uniaxial crystal or one of the two directions in a biaxial crystal along which a ray of unpolarized light may pass without undergoing double refraction

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optic axis n.
The line connecting the anterior and the posterior poles of the eye.

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