dichromic definition

  • adjective:
    • Pathology Dichromatic.
    • Chemistry Containing two chromium atoms per molecule.
    • Furnishing or providing two tints; stated of faulty sight, in which most of the ingredient tints tend to be resolvable into two elements rather than three.
    • decorating or giving two colors; -- stated of defective eyesight, in which most of the ingredient colors are resolvable into two elements in the place of three.
    • Pathology Dichromatic.
    • Chemistry Containing two chromium atoms per molecule.
    • decorating or providing two colours; stated of defective eyesight, where all of the chemical colours are resolvable into two elements instead of three.
    • decorating or providing two colors; -- stated of flawed eyesight, which most of the compound colors tend to be resolvable into two elements rather than three.
  • others:
    • concerning or embracing two colors only; bichromatic: used by Herschel to explain the sight of a color-blind person who does not have the perception of 1 regarding the three major colors thought according to the Young-Helmholtz theory of shade (which see, under color).
    • In optics, getting the residential property of dichroism; dichroic.
    • Relating to or embracing two colors just; bichromatic: used by Herschel to describe the vision of a color-blind person who does not have the perception of 1 for the three major colors assumed prior to the Young-Helmholtz concept of color (which see, under color).
    • In optics, obtaining the property of dichroism; dichroic.

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