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heterochromia

 [het″er-o-kro´me-ah]
diversity of color in a part normally of one color.
heterochromia i´ridis difference in color of the iris in the two eyes, or in different areas in the same iris.

het·er·o·chro·mi·a

(het'ĕr-ō-krō'mē-ă),
A difference in coloration in two structures that are normally alike in color.
[hetero- + G. chrōma, color]

heterochromia

/het·ero·chro·mia/ (-kro´me-ah) diversity of color in a part normally of one color.heterochro´mic
heterochromia i´ridis  difference of color in the two irides, or in different areas in the same iris.

het·er·o·chro·mi·a

(het'ĕr-ō-krō'mē-ă)
A difference in coloration in two structures that are normally alike in color.
[hetero- + G. chrōma, color]

heterochromia

Difference in colour of the two irides or of different parts of the same iris. It is usually congenital but some cases are associated with some eye diseases such as cataract, corneal precipitates, glaucoma, iridocyclitis, iris melanoma or as a result of siderosis. Syn. anisochromia. See Fuchs' syndrome; Horner's syndrome; Marfan's syndrome.

heterochromia

diversity of color in a part normally of one color.

heterochromia iridis
difference in color of the iris in the two eyes, or in different areas in the same iris. May occur with extraocular pigmentary defects. See also walleye (3).
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