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From metallo- +‎ -chrome. See metallochromy.


metallochrome (plural metallochromes)

  1. A colouring produced by the deposition of some metallic compound; specifically, the prismatic tints produced by depositing a film of peroxide of lead on polished steel by electricity.

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