allochromatic

adjective
al·​lo·​chro·​mat·​ic

Definition of allochromatic

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

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First Known Use of allochromatic

1849, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for allochromatic

all- + chromatic

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“Allochromatic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/allochromatic. Accessed 16 Sep. 2021.

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