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- adjective Of, relating to, or producing refraction; refractive.
from The Century Dictionary.
- Possessing the quality of refractiveness; refractive; refracting: as, a refringent prism.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective Pertaining to, or possessing, refringency; refractive; refracting.
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- adjective That
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The endoplasm contains a number of large refringent granules -- probably body products.
Marine Protozoa from Woods Hole Bulletin of the United States Fish Commission 21:415-468, 1901 1906
Its mycelian filaments, if one may so describe them, have been produced scarcely for twenty-four or forty-eight hours when they are seen to transform themselves, those especially which are in free contact with the air, into very refringent corpuscles, capable of gradually isolating themselves into true germs of slight organization.
A History of Science: in Five Volumes. Volume IV: Modern Development of the Chemical and Biological Sciences 1904
Irgm1 accumulated around the latex beads phagosomes (seen as refringent spheres) while the loss of the nucleotide-binding site completely abolished the phagosomal accumulation.
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