AskDefine | Define dichromatic

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dichromatic adj
1 of or relating to dichromatism
2 having two colors; "a bicolor flower"; "a bicolored postage stamp" [syn: bicolor, bicolour, bicolored, bicoloured, bichrome]

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dī'krō mat'ic


From Greek, chrōmatikós, pertaining to color


  1. to have or show two colors
  2. in Zoology, an animal with two colors not due to age or season

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Extensive Definition

Dichromatic may refer to:
  • Dichromatic, a form of colour-blindness in which only two light wavelengths are distinguished rather than the usual three.
  • Dichromatic, describing an optical device which splits light into two parts according to its wavelength: a form of dichroism.

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