allochromatic

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

allo- +‎ chromatic

Adjective[edit]

allochromatic (not comparable)

  1. (mineralogy, especially of a gemstone) Having a colour that is due to the presence of impurities
  2. (chemistry, physics, by extension) Having properties that are due to the presence of impurities, or to radiation damage

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