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polychromatic

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adjective poly·chro·mat·ic \-krō-ˈma-tik\

Definition of polychromatic

  1. 1 :  showing a variety or a change of colors :  multicolored

  2. 2 :  being or relating to radiation that is composed of more than one wavelength



Origin of polychromatic

Greek polychrōmatos, from poly- + chrōmat-, chrōma color — more at chromatic


First Known Use: circa 1841


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polychromatic

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adjective poly·chro·mat·ic \-krō-ˈmat-ik\

Medical Definition of polychromatic

  1. 1:  showing a variety or a change of colors

  2. 2of a cell or tissue :  exhibiting polychromatophilia




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