ambicoloration

noun
am·​bi·​col·​or·​a·​tion
plural -s

Definition of ambicoloration

: an abnormal development of color or pigmentation on the eyeless and ordinarily whitish side of any flatfish of the families Pleuronectidae and Soleidae

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

First Known Use of ambicoloration

1894, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ambicoloration

ambi- + coloration

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More About ambicoloration

Time Traveler for ambicoloration

Time Traveler

The first known use of ambicoloration was in 1894

See more words from the same year

Statistics for ambicoloration

Cite this Entry

“Ambicoloration.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ambicoloration. Accessed 22 Jun. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Return of Name that Color!

  • a light greenish blue color
  • Name that color:
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
 AlphaBear 2

Spell words. Make bears.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!