idiophanous definition

  • adjective:
    • Exhibiting disturbance figures minus the aid of a polariscope, as particular crystals do.
    • Exhibiting interference numbers with no aid of a polariscope, as certain crystals.
  • others:
    • displaying axial disturbance figures with no utilization of polarizing apparatus: said of certain crystals, as epidote. These figures are often called epoptic numbers. Also idiocyclophanous.
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