metachromatism

[ met-uh-kroh-muh-tiz-uh m ]
/ ˌmɛt əˈkroʊ məˌtɪz əm /

noun

change of color, especially that due to variation in the temperature of a body.

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Origin of metachromatism

First recorded in 1875–80; meta- + chromat- + -ism

OTHER WORDS FROM metachromatism

met·a·chro·mat·ic [met-uh-kroh-mat-ik, -kruh-] /ˌmɛt ə kroʊˈmæt ɪk, -krə-/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for metachromatism

metachromatism
/ (ˌmɛtəˈkrəʊməˌtɪzəm) /

noun

a change in colour, esp when caused by a change in temperature

Word Origin for metachromatism

C19: from meta- + chromato- + -ism
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Medical definitions for metachromatism

metachromatism
[ mĕt′ə-krōmə-tĭz′əm ]

n.

Metachromasia.
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