hypochromia

[ hahy-puh-kroh-mee-uh ]
/ ˌhaɪ pəˈkroʊ mi ə /

noun Pathology.

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

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Origin of hypochromia

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

OTHER WORDS FROM hypochromia

hy·po·chro·mic, adjective
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Medical definitions for hypochromic

hypochromia
[ hī′pō-krōmē-ə ]

n.

An anemic condition in which the percentage of hemoglobin in red blood cells is abnormally low.hypochromasia hypochromatism

Other words from hypochromia

hy′po•chromic adj.
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