monochromat

noun

: a completely color-blind individual

Word History

Etymology

mon- + Greek chrōmat-, chrōma

First Known Use

1893, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of monochromat was in 1893

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Cite this Entry

“Monochromat.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/monochromat. Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition

monochromat

noun
mono·​chro·​mat ˈmän-ə-krō-ˌmat How to pronounce monochromat (audio) ˌmän-ə-ˈ How to pronounce monochromat (audio)
1
: an individual who is completely color-blind
2
: an optical part (as a microscope objective) that is used only in a limited range of wavelengths
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