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See dichroism and -ite. So called because it presents two different colours when viewed in two different directions.


dichroite (countable and uncountable, plural dichroites)

  1. (mineralogy) Iolite.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for “dichroite” in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)

Further reading[edit]

  • David Barthelmy (1997–2022), “Dichroite”, in Webmineral Mineralogy Database.
  • dichroite”, in Mindat.org[1], Hudson Institute of Mineralogy, 2000–2022.