metachromatism

metachromatism

[met-uh-kroh-muh-tiz-uhm]
noun
change of color, especially that due to variation in the temperature of a body.

Origin:
1875–80; meta- + chromat- + -ism

metachromatic [met-uh-kroh-mat-ik, -kruh-] , adjective
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metachromatism (ˌmɛtəˈkrəʊməˌtɪzəm)
 
n
a change in colour, esp when caused by a change in temperature
 
[C19: from meta- + chromato- + -ism]

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

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