trichroism definition by Webster's New World
the property that some crystals have of transmitting light of three different colors when looked at from three different directions
Origin: ; from Classical Greek trichroos, of three colors ; from tri-, tri- plush chroia, color: for Indo-European base see chroma
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- trichroic adjective
trichroism definition by American Heritage Dictionary
The property possessed by certain minerals of exhibiting three different colors when viewed from three different directions under white lights.
Origin: From Greek trikhroos, three-colored : tri-, tri- + khrōs, color.
- tri·chroˈic adjective