the property of a substance
of transmitting light of different colors depending on its thickness
or on its concentration in solution
the property of a substance of having one color when it reflects
light and another when it transmits light
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Wortherkunft von 'dichroism'
< Gr dichroos
, of two colors < di-
, two + chrōs
, skin, complexion, color (for IE base see chroma
) + -ism