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the condition or quality of exhibiting three different colors when viewed from three different aspects. adj., adj trichro´ic.
The property of some crystals of emitting different colors in three different directions.
[G. trichroos, three-colored, fr. tri- + chroa, color]
trichroism(tri'kro-izm) [? + ? + -ismos, condition]
Quality of showing a different color when viewed along each of three axes. Synonym: trichromatism