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[dahy-kroh-muh-tiz-uh m]
  1. the quality or state of being dichromatic.
  2. Also called di·chro·ma·top·si·a [dahy-kroh-muh-top-see-uh] /daɪˌkroʊ məˈtɒp si ə/. Ophthalmology. a defect of vision in which the retina responds to only two of the three primary colors.Compare monochromatism(def 2), trichromatism(def 3).
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Origin of dichromatism

First recorded in 1880–85; dichromat(ic) + -ism
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dichromatism in Medicine


  1. The state of being dichromatic.
  2. A form of colorblindness in which only two of the three fundamental colors can be distinguished due to a lack of one of the retinal cone pigments.dichromatopsia dyschromatopsia parachromatopsia
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