trichroism

trichroism

[trahy-kroh-iz-uhm]
noun Crystallography.
pleochroism of a biaxial crystal such that it exhibits three different colors when viewed from three different directions under transmitted light.

Origin:
1840–50; trichro(ic) + -ism

Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To trichroism
Collins
World English Dictionary
trichroism (ˈtraɪkrəʊˌɪzəm)
 
n
See pleochroism a property of biaxial crystals as a result of which they show a perceptible difference in colour when viewed along three different axes
 
[C19: from Greek trikhroos three-coloured, from tri- + khrōma colour]
 
tri'chroic
 
adj

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature
FAVORITES
RECENT

;