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Descriptor English: Birefringence
Descriptor Spanish: Birrefringencia
Descriptor Portuguese: Birrefringência
Descriptor French: Biréfringence
Entry term(s): Birefraction
Birefractions
Birefringences
Double Refraction
Double Refractions
Refraction, Double
Refractions, Double
Tree number(s): G01.590.080
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D001718
Scope note: The property of nonisotropic media, such as crystals, whereby a single incident beam of light traverses the medium as two beams, each plane-polarized, the planes being at right angles to each other. (Cline et al., Dictionary of Visual Science, 4th ed)
Annotation: usually NIM
Public MeSH Note: 68
History Note: 68(64)
DeCS ID: 1742
Unique ID: D001718
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Date Established: 1968/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2008/07/08
Birefringence - Preferred
Concept UI M0002580
Scope note The property of nonisotropic media, such as crystals, whereby a single incident beam of light traverses the medium as two beams, each plane-polarized, the planes being at right angles to each other. (Cline et al., Dictionary of Visual Science, 4th ed)
Preferred term Birefringence
Entry term(s) Birefraction
Birefractions
Birefringences
Double Refraction
Double Refractions
Refraction, Double
Refractions, Double



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