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[het-er-uh-kroh-mat-ik, -oh-kruh-] /ˌhɛt ər ə kroʊˈmæt ɪk, -oʊ krə-/

of, having, or pertaining to more than one color.
having a pattern of mixed colors.
Genetics. of or relating to heterochromatin.
of or involving many different colours
(physics) consisting of or concerned with different frequencies or wavelengths

heterochromatic het·er·o·chro·mat·ic (hět’ə-rō-krō-māt’ĭk)


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