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Nic'ol prism"



Pronunciation: (nik'ul), [key] Optics.
one of a pair of prisms used to produce and analyze plane-polarized light in a polarizing microscope. Also called Nic'ol. Cf. polarizer (def. 1).

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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