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dichromatic

[dahy-kroh-mat-ik, -kruh-]
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adjective
  1. Also dichroic. having or showing two colors; dichromic.
  2. Zoology. exhibiting two color phases within a species not due to age or season.

Origin of dichromatic

First recorded in 1840–50; di-1 + chromatic
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Examples from the Web for dichromatic

Historical Examples

  • The former is what is called a dichromatic species; some of the birds are blue, and others white.

    A Florida Sketch-Book

    Bradford Torrey


British Dictionary definitions for dichromatic

dichromatic

adjective
  1. Also: dichroic having or consisting of only two colours
  2. (of animal species) having two different colour varieties that are independent of sex and age
  3. able to perceive only two (instead of three) primary colours and the mixes of these colours
Derived Formsdichromatism (daɪˈkrəʊməˌtɪzəm), noun
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dichromatic in Medicine

dichromatic

(dī′krō-mătĭk)
adj.
  1. Having or exhibiting two colors.
  2. Of, relating to, or characterized by dichromatism.
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