from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In optics, one of the lines or curves in the interference pattern produced when a crystal is viewed in the convergent field of a polariscope; a line of constant direction of polarization. The principal isogyres are heavy black markings upon the interference pattern, sometimes in the form of a cross, sometimes appearing as hyperbolas which pass through the optic axis.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


Sorry, no example sentences found.


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.