hetero chromatism

heterochromatic

[het-er-uh-kroh-mat-ik, -oh-kruh-]
adjective
1.
of, having, or pertaining to more than one color.
2.
having a pattern of mixed colors.
3.
Genetics. of or pertaining to heterochromatin.


Origin:
1890–95; hetero- + chromatic

heterochromatism [het-er-uh-kroh-muh-tiz-uhm] , noun
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heterochromatic (ˌhɛtərəʊkrəʊˈmætɪk)
 
adj
1.  of or involving many different colours
2.  physics consisting of or concerned with different frequencies or wavelengths
 
hetero'chromatism
 
n

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heterochromatic het·er·o·chro·mat·ic (hět'ə-rō-krō-māt'ĭk)
adj.

  1. Of or relating to heterochromatin.

  2. Of or characterized by different colors; varicolored.

  3. Consisting of different wavelengths or frequencies.

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