Pronunciation : Di`a*caus"tic Part of Speech : a. Etymology : [Pref. dia- + caustic.] (Opt.) Definition : Defn: Pertaining to, or possessing the properties of, a species of caustic curves formed by refraction. See Caustic surface, under Caustic. Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913
Pronunciation : Di`a*caus"tic Part of Speech : n. Definition : 1. (Med.)
Defn: That which burns by refraction, as a double convex lens, or the sun's rays concentrated by such a lens, sometimes used as a cautery.
Defn: A curved formed by the consecutive intersections of rays of light refracted through a lens. Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913