Share this entry

achromic Line breaks: achro¦mic
Pronunciation: /eɪˈkrəʊmɪk/

Definition of achromic in English:

adjective

rare
Having no colour except black, white, or shades of grey: an achromic area of skin
More example sentences
  • The lesions consisted of round achromic patches of two to three centimeters in diameter.
  • Her face turned an achromic color, as if she had seen a ghost.
  • An achromic halo was obvious around the primary melanoma.

Origin

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.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day whippersnapper
Pronunciation: ˈ(h)wipərˌsnapər
noun
a young, inexperienced person considered presumptuous or overconfident...