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heterochromatic

[het-er-uh-kroh-mat-ik, -oh-kruh-] /ˌhɛt ər ə kroʊˈmæt ɪk, -oʊ krə-/
adjective
1.
of, having, or pertaining to more than one color.
2.
having a pattern of mixed colors.
3.
Genetics. of or relating to heterochromatin.
Also, heterochrome.
Origin
1890-1895
1890-95; hetero- + chromatic
Related forms
heterochromatism
[het-er-uh-kroh-muh-tiz-uh m] /ˌhɛt ər əˈkroʊ məˌtɪz əm/ (Show IPA),
noun
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British Dictionary definitions for heterochromatism

heterochromatic

/ˌhɛtərəʊkrəʊˈmætɪk/
adjective
1.
of or involving many different colours
2.
(physics) consisting of or concerned with different frequencies or wavelengths
Derived Forms
heterochromatism, noun
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heterochromatism in Medicine

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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