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achromatic

 [ak″ro-mat´ik]
1. producing no discoloration, or staining with difficulty.
2. refracting light without decomposing it into its component colors.
monochromatic (def. 2).

ach·ro·mat·ic

(ak'rō-mat'ik),
1. Colorless.
2. Not staining readily.
3. Refracting light without chromatic aberration.
[G. a- priv. + chrōma, color]

achromatic

/achro·mat·ic/ (ak″ro-mat´ik)
1. producing no discoloration.
2. staining with difficulty.
3. containing achromatin.
4. refracting light without decomposing it into its component colors.

achromatic

(ăk′rə-măt′ĭk, ā′krə-)
adj.
1. Designating color perceived to have zero saturation and therefore no hue, such as neutral grays, white, or black.
2. Refracting light without spectral color separation.
3. Biology Difficult to stain with standard dyes. Used in reference to cells or tissues.
4. Music Having only the diatonic tones of the scale.

ach′ro·mat′i·cal·ly adv.
a·chro′ma·tic′i·ty (-tĭs′ĭ-tē) n.
a·chro′ma·tism (ā-krō′mə-tĭz′əm) n.

achromatic

1 free of color.
2 color blind.
3 a substance not colored by common staining agents.

achromatic

adjective Colourless.

ach·ro·mat·ic

(ā'krō-mat'ik)
1. Without hue; of black, white, or gray color.
2. Not staining readily.
3. Refracting light without chromatic aberration.
[G. a- priv. + chrōma, color]

achromatic

  1. having no colour.
  2. not easily coloured by staining agents.

achromatic 

1. See achromatic lens.
2. The condition of being totally colour blind. See achromatopsia; white light; equal energy spectrum.

achromatic

1. producing no discoloration, or staining with difficulty.
2. refracting light without decomposing it into its component colors.
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