photochromic

[ foh-tuh-kroh-mik ]
/ ˌfoʊ təˈkroʊ mɪk /

adjective

(of chemically treated glass or plastic) capable of darkening or changing color when exposed to light.

Nearby words

  1. photocell,
  2. photochemical,
  3. photochemical smog,
  4. photochemistry,
  5. photochemotherapy,
  6. photochromic lens,
  7. photochromy,
  8. photochronograph,
  9. photocoagulation,
  10. photocoagulator

Origin of photochromic

First recorded in 1950–55; photo- + chrom- + -ic

Related formspho·to·chro·mism, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for photochromic

photochromic

/ (ˌfəʊtəʊˈkrəʊmɪk) /

adjective

(of glass) changing colour with the intensity of incident light, used, for example, in sunglasses that darken as the sunlight becomes brighter
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