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metachrosis

/ ˌmɛtəˈkrəʊsɪs /

noun

  1. zoology the ability of some animals, such as chameleons, to change their colour


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Word History and Origins

Origin of metachrosis1

C19: from meta- + Greek khrōs colour

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Example Sentences

The following description of metachrosis in seven specimens from the Ro Claro illustrates the change.

The coloration in the living frogs is highly variable due to extreme metachrosis.

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