noun Pathology.
  1. an anemic condition due to a deficiency of hemoglobin in the red blood cells.
  2. insufficient color or pigmentation.

Origin of hypochromia

1885–90; hypo- + New Latin -chromia < Late Greek -chrōmia, Greek -chrōm(os) colored (derivative of chróma color; see chroma) + -ia
Related formshy·po·chro·mic, adjective
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hypochromia in Medicine


  1. An anemic condition in which the percentage of hemoglobin in red blood cells is abnormally low.hypochromasia hypochromatism
Related formshy′po•chromic adj.
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