Adjective "birefringent" definition and examples

(Birefringent may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˌbʌɪrɪˈfrɪn(d)ʒ(ə)nt/

Definitions and examples

adjective

Having two different refractive indices.
  1. 'In traditional polarization microscopy and orientational spectroscopy, several techniques have been used to determine birefringent and dichroic properties.'
  2. 'When polarization is a concern, linear and birefringent polarizers can be used to remove, reflect, or refract one of the polarization components.'

More definitions

1. double refraction.

More examples(as adjective)

"structures can be birefringent."

"celluloses can be birefringent."

Origin

(birefringence)