photochromic

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adjective pho·to·chro·mic \ˌfō-tə-ˈkrō-mik\

Definition of photochromic

  1. 1 :  capable of changing color on exposure to radiant energy (such as light) photochromic glass

  2. 2 :  of, relating to, or utilizing the change of color shown by a photochromic substance a photochromic process

photochromism

play \ˌfō-tə-ˈkrō-ˌmi-zəm\ noun

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Origin and Etymology of photochromic

phot- + chrom- + 1-ic


First Known Use: 1881


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photochromic

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adjective pho·to·chro·mic \ˌfōt-ə-ˈkrō-mik\

Medical Definition of photochromic

  1. 1:  capable of changing color on exposure to radiant energy (as light) eyeglasses with photochromic lenses

  2. 2:  of, relating to, or utilizing the change of color shown by a photochromic substance a photochromic process

photochromism

\-ˌmiz-əm\play noun

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photochromic

noun pho·to·chro·mic

Medical Definition of photochromic

  1. :  a photochromic substance—usually used in plural


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