metachrosis

noun

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

Nearby words

  1. metachromatic leukodystrophy,
  2. metachromatic stain,
  3. metachromatism,
  4. metachromophil,
  5. metachronous,
  6. metacinnabar,
  7. metacinnabarite,
  8. metacognition,
  9. metacomet,
  10. metacommunication

Word Origin for metachrosis

C19: from meta- + Greek khrōs colour

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