Pleochroic Ple`o*chro"ic, a. Having the property of pleochroism. [1913 Webster]

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  • pleochroic — adjective see pleochroism …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • pleochroic — /plee euh kroh ik/, adj. (of a biaxial crystal) characterized by pleochroism. [1860 65; PLEO + CHROIC] * * * …   Universalium

  • pleochroic — SYN: pleochromatic. [pleo + G. chroa, color] …   Medical dictionary

  • pleochroic — adj. colorful (about a crystal) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • pleochroic — [ˌpli:ə(ʊ) krəʊɪk] adjective Crystallography displaying variable colours owing to differential absorption of light according to wavelength, direction, and/or polarization. Derivatives pleochroism noun Origin C19: from pleo + khrōs colour + ic …   English new terms dictionary

  • pleochroic — ple·o·chro·ic …   English syllables

  • pleochroic — /plioʊˈkroʊɪk/ (say pleeoh krohik) adjective (of a biaxial crystal) exhibiting different colours in three different directions when viewed by transmitted polarised light. {Greek pleiōn more + chro(s) colour + ic} –pleochroism /pliˈɒkroʊizəm/ (say …   Australian English dictionary

  • pleochroic —   a. showing different colours when viewed in different directions.    ♦ pleochroous,   a.    ♦ pleochroism, n …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • pleochroic — adj. showing different colours when viewed in different directions. Derivatives: pleochroism n. Etymology: Gk pleion more + khroos f. khros colour …   Useful english dictionary

  • pleochroic halo — n. a dark colored, microscopic ring around a minute radioactive particle in certain mineral crystals, used in estimating the age of the rocks containing these crystals * * * ▪ mineralogy       ring of colour produced around a radioactive impurity …   Universalium