heterochromia

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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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

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]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

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]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

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.
Millodot: Dictionary of Optometry and Visual Science, 7th edition. © 2009 Butterworth-Heinemann
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