colour phase


Also found in: Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

colour phase

or

color phase

n
1. (Zoology) a seasonal change in the coloration of some animals
2. (Zoology) an abnormal variation in the coloration shown by a group of animals within a species
References in periodicals archive ?
Colourful photographs of slices oriented both perpendicular and parallel to the c-axis showed a wide variety of features, including sequential and face-selective incorporation of chromophore ions, parallel crystal aggregates, re-growth or 'healing', corrosion intervals and delta structures corresponding to the appearance of a second colour phase crystallizing on the same face.
00] in relation to the standard values of skin colours of shot colour table colour phase L a b [DELTA][E.