allochromatic

adjective

al·​lo·​chro·​mat·​ic
1
: accidentally rather than inherently pigmented : variable in color
used of certain minerals that are without pigmentation when pure
2
: having or relating to photoelectric properties due to the presence of an impurity or as a result of irradiation

Word History

Etymology

all- + chromatic

First Known Use

1849, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of allochromatic was in 1849

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“Allochromatic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/allochromatic. Accessed 28 Nov. 2022.

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