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

History and Etymology for orthochromatic

International Scientific Vocabulary

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about orthochromatic

Time Traveler for orthochromatic

Time Traveler

The first known use of orthochromatic was in 1887

See more words from the same year

Statistics for orthochromatic

Cite this Entry

“Orthochromatic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/orthochromatic. Accessed 17 May. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for orthochromatic

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

Comments on orthochromatic

What made you want to look up orthochromatic? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Words Used by Nabokov Quiz

  • image1676440788
  • Choose the best definition or synonym for the word in bold: "There are some eructations that sound like cheers—at least, mine did." Lolita
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
 AlphaBear 2

Spell words. Make bears.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!