chromatism

[ kroh-muh-tiz-uh m ]
/ ˈkroʊ məˌtɪz əm /

noun

the abnormal coloration of leaves or other normally green parts of a plant.

Nearby words

  1. chromaticness,
  2. chromatics,
  3. chromatid,
  4. chromatin,
  5. chromatin body,
  6. chromatist,
  7. chromato-,
  8. chromatogenous,
  9. chromatogram,
  10. chromatograph

Origin of chromatism

First recorded in 1715–25; chromat- + -ism

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Medicine definitions for chromatism

chromatism

[ krōmə-tĭz′əm ]

n.

Abnormal pigmentation.
chromatic aberration

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