metachrosis

noun

meta·​chro·​sis ˌmet-ə-ˈkrō-səs How to pronounce metachrosis (audio)
plural metachroses -ˌsēz How to pronounce metachrosis (audio)
: the power of some animals (as many fishes and reptiles) to change color voluntarily by the expansion of special pigment cells

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“Metachrosis.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/metachrosis. Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

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