monochromat

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noun mono·chro·mat \ˈmä-nə-krō-ˌmat, ˌmä-nə-ˈ\

Definition of monochromat

  1. :  a completely color-blind individual

Origin and Etymology of monochromat

mon- + Greek chrōmat-, chrōma


First Known Use: 1893


Medical Dictionary

monochromat

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noun mono·chro·mat \ˈmän-ə-krō-ˌmat, ˌmän-ə-ˈ\

Medical Definition of monochromat

  1. 1:  an individual who is completely color-blind

  2. 2:  an optical part (as a microscope objective) that is used only in a limited range of wavelengths


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