id·​io·​chromatic | \ ¦idē(ˌ)ō+ \

Definition of idiochromatic

: colored inherently and characteristically : having a distinctive and constant coloration copper sulfate is an idiochromatic substance used especially of minerals — compare allochromatic sense 1

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First Known Use of idiochromatic

1849, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for idiochromatic

International Scientific Vocabulary idio- + chromatic

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“Idiochromatic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Sep. 2020.

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