Diacaustic : Definition

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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.

2. (Math.)

Defn: A curved formed by the consecutive intersections of rays of light refracted through a lens.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

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