hy·​po·​chro·​mic ˌhī-pə-ˈkrō-mik How to pronounce hypochromic (audio)
: marked by or being red blood cells with deficient hemoglobin
hypochromic anemia

Word History

First Known Use

1924, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of hypochromic was in 1924

Dictionary Entries Near hypochromic

Cite this Entry

“Hypochromic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hypochromic. Accessed 1 Mar. 2024.

Medical Definition


hy·​po·​chro·​mic -ˈkrō-mik How to pronounce hypochromic (audio)
: exhibiting hypochromia
hypochromic blood cells
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