bi refringent

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birefringence bi·re·frin·gence (bī'rĭ-frĭn'jəns)
The resolution or splitting of a light wave into two unequally reflected waves by an optically anisotropic medium such as calcite or quartz.

bi're·frin'gent adj.
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