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from The Century Dictionary.

  • Exhibiting axial interference figures without the use of polarizing apparatus: said of certain crystals, as epidote. These figures are sometimes called epoptic figures. Also idiocyclophanous.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective (Crystallog.) Exhibiting interference figures without the aid of a polariscope, as certain crystals.

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  • adjective crystallography Exhibiting interference figures without the aid of a polariscope, as certain crystals do.

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