allochromatic

allochromatic

[al-uh-kruh-mat-ik, -kroh-]
adjective
1.
Physical Chemistry. pertaining to or having photochemical properties resulting from an impurity or from exposure to radiation.
2.
Mineralogy. (of a mineral) having no color in itself but bearing colored impurities.
Compare idiochromatic.


Origin:
1875–80; allo- + chromatic

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