Definition of dichroism in English:

dichroism

noun

  • See dichroic

    • ‘Circular dichroism in 10 mM phosphate was used to determine the secondary structure and thermal stability of tropomyosin model peptides.’
    • ‘The analyses of circular dichroism and fluorescence spectroscopy suggest that the monomer is well folded, and that it has certain characteristic features when compared to its tetrameric counterpart.’
    • ‘This is important because according to the theory of site-directed dichroism at least three dichroic ratios have to be known to determine the main structural parameters of the helix.’
    • ‘Polarized optical spectroscopies, like linear dichroism and polarized fluorescence, are well-established techniques in biophysics.’
    • ‘This result is consistent with a recent investigation of K3 in the presence of large unilamellar vesicles of anionic phospholipids by circular dichroism spectroscopy in the solution state.’

Pronunciation

dichroism

/ˈdʌɪkrəʊˌɪz(ə)m/