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dichromatism

[ dahy-kroh-muh-tiz-uhm ]
/ da瑟藞kro蕣 m蓹藢t瑟z 蓹m /
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noun
the quality or state of being dichromatic.
Also called di路chro路ma路top路si路a [dahy-kroh-muh-top-see-uh]. /da瑟藢kro蕣 m蓹藞t蓲p si 蓹/. 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鈥85; dichromat(ic) + -ism
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How to use dichromatism in a sentence

  • The two sexes are alike, the two color phases being individual and representing dichromatism.

    What Bird is That?|Frank M. Chapman

Medical definitions for dichromatism

dichromatism
[ d墨-kr艒m蓹-t沫z鈥采檓 ]

n.
The state of being dichromatic.
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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