• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Refringent Pertaining to, or possessing, refringency; refractive; refracting; as, a refringent prism of spar.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • refringent Possessing the quality of refractiveness; refractive; refracting: as, a refringent prism.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. refringens, p. pr. of refringere,. See Refract


In literature:

The mineral has a high refractive index, and strong bi-refringence.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 4" by Various

In science:

Visser, “Refringence, field theory, and normal modes”, Class.
Analogue spacetime based on 2-component Bose-Einstein condensates