heterochromatic

[ het-er-uh-kroh-mat-ik, -oh-kruh- ]
/ ˌhɛt ər ə kroʊˈmæt ɪk, -oʊ krə- /

adjective

of, having, or pertaining to more than one color.
having a pattern of mixed colors.
Genetics. of or relating to heterochromatin.

Nearby words

  1. heteroblastic,
  2. heterocarpy,
  3. heterocellular,
  4. heterocercal,
  5. heterochlamydeous,
  6. heterochromatin,
  7. heterochrome,
  8. heterochromia,
  9. heterochromic uveitis,
  10. heterochromosome


Origin of heterochromatic

First recorded in 1890–95; hetero- + chromatic

Related formshet·er·o·chro·ma·tism [het-er-uh-kroh-muh-tiz-uh m] /ˌhɛt ər əˈkroʊ məˌtɪz əm/, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for heterochromatic

heterochromatic

/ (ˌhɛtərəʊkrəʊˈmætɪk) /

adjective

of or involving many different colours
physics consisting of or concerned with different frequencies or wavelengths
Derived Formsheterochromatism, noun

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Medicine definitions for heterochromatic

heterochromatic

[ hĕt′ə-rō-krō-mătĭk ]

adj.

Of or relating to heterochromatin.
Of or characterized by different colors; varicolored.
Consisting of different wavelengths or frequencies.

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