hypochromia

hypochromia

[hahy-puh-kroh-mee-uh]
noun Pathology.
1.
an anemic condition due to a deficiency of hemoglobin in the red blood cells.
2.
insufficient color or pigmentation.

Origin:
1885–90; hypo- + Neo-Latin -chromia < Late Greek -chrōmia, Greek -chrōm(os) colored (derivative of chróma color; see chroma) + -ia

hypochromic, adjective
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hypochromia hy·po·chro·mi·a (hī'pō-krō'mē-ə)
n.
An anemic condition in which the percentage of hemoglobin in red blood cells is abnormally low. Also called hypochromasia, hypochromatism.


hy'po·chro'mic adj.
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