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heterochromatic

[ het-er-uh-kroh-mat-ik, -oh-kruh- ]

adjective

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


heterochromatic

/ ˌhɛtərəʊkrəʊˈmætɪk /

adjective

  1. of or involving many different colours
  2. physics consisting of or concerned with different frequencies or wavelengths


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Derived Forms

  • ˌheteroˈchromatism, noun
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Other Words From

  • het·er·o·chro·ma·tism [het-er-, uh, -, kroh, -m, uh, -tiz-, uh, m], noun
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Word History and Origins

Origin of heterochromatic1

First recorded in 1890–95; hetero- + chromatic

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