al·​loch·​ro·​ous | \ əˈläkrəwəs, aˈ- \

Definition of allochroous

: changing color

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First Known Use of allochroous

circa 1846, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for allochroous

Greek allochroos changed in color, from all- + chroa, chroia color, skin; akin to Greek chrōs skin

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“Allochroous.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Aug. 2020.

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