orthochromatic

adjective
or·​tho·​chro·​mat·​ic | \ ˌȯr-thə-krō-ˈma-tik How to pronounce orthochromatic (audio) \

Definition of orthochromatic

1 : of, relating to, or producing tone values of light and shade in a photograph that correspond to the tones in nature
2 : sensitive to all colors except red

First Known Use of orthochromatic

1887, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of orthochromatic was in 1887

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“Orthochromatic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/orthochromatic. Accessed 10 Aug. 2020.

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orthochromatic

adjective
or·​tho·​chro·​mat·​ic | \ ˌȯr-thə-krō-ˈmat-ik How to pronounce orthochromatic (audio) \

Medical Definition of orthochromatic

1 : of, relating to, or producing tone values of light and shade in a photograph that correspond to the tones in nature
2 : sensitive to all colors except red
3 : staining in the normal way orthochromatic tissue an orthochromatic erythroblast

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