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metachrosis

Line breaks: meta|chro¦sis
Pronunciation: /ˌmɛtəˈkrəʊsɪs/

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Definition of metachrosis in English:

noun

[mass noun] Zoology
The ability of chameleons and some other animals to change colour.

Origin

late 19th century: modern Latin, from meta- (denoting a change of condition) + Greek khrōsis 'colouring'.

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