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 (kə-tŏp′trĭk) also ca·top·tri·cal (-trĭ-kəl)
Of or relating to mirrors and reflected images.

[Greek katoptrikos, from katoptron, mirror; see okw- in Indo-European roots.]

ca·top′trics n.
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Adj.1.catoptrical - of or relating to catoptrics; produced by or based on mirrors
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