refringent

refringent

[ri-frin-juhnt]
adjective
refracting; refractive.

Origin:
1770–80; < Latin refringent- (stem of refringēns), present participle of refringere to break up. See refract, -ent

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refringent (rɪˈfrɪndʒənt)
 
adj
physics of, concerned with, or causing refraction; refractive
 
[C18: from Latin refringere to break up; see refract]
 
re'fringency
 
n
 
re'fringence
 
n

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refringent re·frin·gent (rĭ-frĭn'jənt)
adj.
Of, relating to, or producing refraction; refractive.

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