Containing a small amount of pigment, or less than the normal amount for the individual tissue. SYN: hypochromic (1). [hypo- + G. chroma, color]

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hy·po·chro·mat·ic -krō-'mat-ik adj HYPOCHROMIC

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hy·po·chro·mat·ic (hi″po-kro-matґik) 1. containing an abnormally small number of chromosomes; marked by hypochromatism. 2. characterized by hypochromatism.

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