to make ; deprive or free of color.
(transitive) to make achromatic; to remove colour from


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  • Achromatism

    freedom from color. freedom from chromatic aberration, as in an . Historical Examples Thus examined, the departure of the eye from achromatism appears very gross indeed. Six Lectures on Light John Tyndall The achromatism of prisms depends upon the same principles, and it is effected in the same way as that of lenses. Cooley’s Cyclopdia […]

  • Achromatophil

    Also, achromatophilic [ey-kruh-mat-uh-fil-ik, ak-ruh-, ey-kroh-muh-tuh-] /ˌeɪ krəˌmæt əˈfɪl ɪk, ˌæk rə-, eɪˌkroʊ mə tə-/ (Show IPA). having little or no affinity for stains. an achromatophil cell or tissue. achromatophil a·chro·mat·o·phil (ā’krō-māt’ə-fĭl, āk’rō-, ā-krō’mə-tə-, ə-krō’-) or a·chro·mo·phil (ā-krō’mə-fĭl, ə-krō’-) adj. Not able to be colored by histological or bacteriological stains. n. A cell or tissue that […]

  • Achromatophilia

    the property of having little or no affinity for stains.

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