allochromatic

[ al-uh-kruh-mat-ik, -kroh- ]
/ ˌæl ə krəˈmæt ɪk, -kroʊ- /

adjective

Physical Chemistry. pertaining to or having photochemical properties resulting from an impurity or from exposure to radiation.
Mineralogy. (of a mineral) having no color in itself but bearing colored impurities.

Nearby words

  1. allocate,
  2. allocation,
  3. allocheiria,
  4. allocher,
  5. allochromasia,
  6. allochthon,
  7. allochthonous,
  8. allocortex,
  9. allocution,
  10. allod

Compare idiochromatic.

Origin of allochromatic

First recorded in 1875–80; allo- + chromatic

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