Share this entry
achromic Line breaks: achro¦mic
Pronunciation: /eɪˈkrəʊmɪk/

Entry from British & World English dictionary

Definition of achromic in English:


Having no colour except black, white, or shades of grey: an achromic area of skin
More example sentences
  • In place of the scaly discs there remained clear blotches of an achromic appearance.
  • Patients can also have plaque-like hematomas and achromic patches on the retina.
  • An achromic halo was obvious around the primary melanoma.


Mid 18th century: from a-1 + Greek khrōma 'colour'.

Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources