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Having no colour except black, white, or shades of grey:‘an achromic area of skin’
uncoloured, white, bleached, faded, washed outView synonyms
- ‘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.’
- ‘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.’
Mid 18th century: from a- + Greek khrōma colour.
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