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1. Of or characterized by different colors; varicolored.
2. Consisting of different wavelengths or frequencies.
3. Of or relating to heterochromatin.

het′er·o·chro′ma·tism (-krō′mə-tĭz′əm) n.


1. (Colours) of or involving many different colours
2. (General Physics) physics consisting of or concerned with different frequencies or wavelengths
ˌheteroˈchromatism n


(ˌhɛt ər ə kroʊˈmæt ɪk, -oʊ krə-)

1. of, having, or pertaining to more than one color.
2. having a pattern of mixed colors.
3. of or pertaining to heterochromatin.
het`er•o•chro′ma•tism (-ˈkroʊ məˌtɪz əm) n.
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