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

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]
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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.
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achromatic

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

achromatic

  1. having no colour.
  2. not easily coloured by staining agents.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005

achromatic 

1. See achromatic lens.
2. The condition of being totally colour blind. See achromatopsia; white light; equal energy spectrum.
Millodot: Dictionary of Optometry and Visual Science, 7th edition. © 2009 Butterworth-Heinemann