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Meaning of Nicol prism

Nic'ol prism"

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