adj. (esp. of doubly refracting crystals) showing two colours.
dichroism n.
Etymology: Gk dikhroos (as DI-(1), khros colour)

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  • Dichroic — Di*chro ic, a. [See {Dichroism}.] Having the property of dichroism; as, a dichroic crystal. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dichroic — [dī΄krōit′ikdī krō′ik] adj. having or showing dichroism or dichromatism: also dichroitic [dī΄krōit′ik] …   English World dictionary

  • dichroic — adjective Etymology: Greek dichroos two colored, from di + chrōs color, literally, skin Date: circa 1859 1. having the property of dichroism < a dichroic crystal > < a dichroic mirror > 2. dichromatic …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • dichroic — /duy kroh ik/, adj. 1. characterized by dichroism: dichroic crystal. 2. dichromatic. Also, dichroitic /duy kroh it ik/. [1860 65; < Gk díchro(os) of two colors + IC; see DI 1, CHROIC] * * * …   Universalium

  • dichroic — Relating to dichroism. * * * di·chro·ic dī krō ik adj 1) having the property of dichroism <a dichroic crystal> 2) DICHROMATIC * * * di·chro·ic (di kroґik) exhibiting dichroism …   Medical dictionary

  • dichroic — di•chro•ic [[t]daɪˈkroʊ ɪk[/t]] also di•chro•it•ic [[t]ˌdaɪ kroʊˈɪt ɪk[/t]] adj. 1) chem. cry characterized by dichroism: dichroic crystal[/ex] 2) opt dichromatic • Etymology: 1860–65 …   From formal English to slang

  • dichroic — /daɪˈkroʊɪk/ (say duy krohik) adjective 1. characterised by dichroism: a dichroic crystal. 2. dichromatic. Also, dichroitic /ˌdaɪkroʊˈɪtɪk/ (say .duykroh itik). {Greek dichroos of two colours + ic} …  

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