Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A greenish chrysoberyl that appears red in artificial light, used as a gemstone.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A variety of chrysoberyl found in the mica slate of the Ural mountains.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun mineralogy A form of chrysoberyl that displays a colour change dependent upon the light source, along with strong pleochroism.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a green variety of chrysoberyl used as a gemstone

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[German Alexandrit, after Alexander I.]

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Named after Alexander I of Russia.

Examples

  • This mineral furnishes us the gem, alexandrite, which is notable for its power to change in color from green in daylight to red in artificial light.

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  • An alexandrite laser is another red light laser, but it was a bit more efficient.

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  • The next advancement in laser hair removal came in the form of an alexandrite laser.

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  • Lasers work with a monochromatic wavelength of light generated by liquid dye, crystals (like ruby or alexandrite), metal (a semiconductor like a diode), or gases (like CO2).

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  • For hair removal, I usually work with an alexandrite laser (which uses crystal to generate its laser light) or a diode (a super-conductor).

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  • For hair removal, I usually work with an alexandrite laser (which uses crystal to generate its laser light) or a diode (a super-conductor).

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  • Lasers work with a monochromatic wavelength of light generated by liquid dye, crystals (like ruby or alexandrite), metal (a semiconductor like a diode), or gases (like CO2).

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  • But then Henry found an alexandrite ring for me, and my magpie tendencies took over.

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  • For hair removal, I usually work with an alexandrite laser (which uses crystal to generate its laser light) or a diode (a super-conductor).

    Simple Skin Beauty

  • Lasers work with a monochromatic wavelength of light generated by liquid dye, crystals (like ruby or alexandrite), metal (a semiconductor like a diode), or gases (like CO2).

    Simple Skin Beauty

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