/ (ˌmɛtəˈkrəʊsɪs) /
zoology the ability of some animals, such as chameleons, to change their colour
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Word Origin for metachrosis
C19: from meta- + Greek khrōs colour
Words nearby metachrosis
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Example sentences from the Web for metachrosis
The following description of metachrosis in seven specimens from the Ro Claro illustrates the change.Descriptions of New Hylid Frogs From Mexico and Central America|William E. Duellman