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hypochromia

[ hahy-puh-kroh-mee-uh ]

noun

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


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  • hypo·chromic adjective

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Word History and Origins

Origin of hypochromia1

1885–90; hypo- + New Latin -chromia < Late Greek -chrōmia, Greek -chrōm ( os ) colored (derivative of chróma color; chroma ) + -ia

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hypochondriumhypochromic anemia