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metachromatism

[met-uh-kroh-muh-tiz-uh m] /ˌmɛt əˈkroʊ məˌtɪz əm/
noun
1.
change of color, especially that due to variation in the temperature of a body.
Origin
1875-1880
1875-80; meta- + chromat- + -ism
Related forms
metachromatic
[met-uh-kroh-mat-ik, -kruh-] /ˌmɛt ə kroʊˈmæt ɪk, -krə-/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for met-achromatic

metachromatism

/ˌmɛtəˈkrəʊməˌtɪzəm/
noun
1.
a change in colour, esp when caused by a change in temperature
Word Origin
C19: from meta- + chromato- + -ism
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met-achromatic in Medicine

metachromatism met·a·chro·ma·tism (mět'ə-krō'mə-tĭz'əm)
n.
Metachromasia.

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