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Birefringence MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Birefringence
Tree Number(s)
G01.590.080
Unique ID
D001718
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D001718
Annotation
usually NIM
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)
Entry Term(s)
Birefraction
Double Refraction
Public MeSH Note
68
History Note
68(64)
Date Established
1968/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2008/07/08

No Qualifiers
Birefringence Preferred
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