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chromatism

[ kroh-muh-tiz-uhm ]
/ ˈkroʊ məˌtɪz əm /
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noun
the abnormal coloration of leaves or other normally green parts of a plant.
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Origin of chromatism

First recorded in 1715–25; chromat- + -ism
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How to use chromatism in a sentence

  • This pleasing chromatism in beliefs, a belief in all and none, is not a new phenomenon.

    Egoists|James Huneker

Medical definitions for chromatism

chromatism
[ krōmə-tĭz′əm ]

n.
Abnormal pigmentation.
chromatic aberration
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