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monochromatism Line breaks: mono|chro¦ma¦tism
Pronunciation: /mɒnə(ʊ)ˈkrəʊmətɪz(ə)m/

Definition of monochromatism in English:


[mass noun]
Complete colour blindness in which all colours appear as shades of one colour.
Example sentences
  • The genetic cause has been determined for several color vision defects, achromatopsia (the loss of all color vision), blue monochromatism, protanopia, deuteranopia, and enhanced S-cone syndrome.
  • Dichromatism may have been lost repeatedly within the dabbling ducks, and thus it is possible that monochromatism is the derived state in Grey Teal (vs. dichromatism in the other taxa).
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