: one affected with dichromatism

Examples of dichromat in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Take one cone away — go from being what scientists call a trichromat to a dichromat — and the number of possible combinations drops a factor of 100, to 10,000. Veronique Greenwood, Discover Magazine, 17 June 2012

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Word History


borrowed from German Dichromat, back-formation from dichromatisch dichromatic

First Known Use

circa 1909, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of dichromat was circa 1909

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“Dichromat.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dichromat. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition


di·​chro·​mat ˈdī-krō-ˌmat How to pronounce dichromat (audio) (ˈ)dī-ˈ How to pronounce dichromat (audio)
: one affected with dichromatism
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