metamer

noun

meta·​mer ˈmet-ə-ˌmər How to pronounce metamer (audio)
1
: a chemical compound that is metameric with one or more others
2
: either of two colors of different spectral composition that appear identical to the eye of a single observer under some lighting conditions but different under others or that under constant lighting conditions appear identical to some observers and different to others

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“Metamer.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/metamer. Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

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