monochromatism


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monochromatism

[¦män·ə¦krō·mə‚tiz·əm]
(medicine)
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There remains before my eyes this monochromatism of the ghetto, perhaps best described by the word 'discoloredness.' For everything was just that-discolored--irrespective of what had been its original color and irrespective of the weather.
This geographic pattern of monochromatism and dichromatism occurs repeatedly in each of the six major clades within the dabbling ducks (Anas): wigeons, mallards, blue-wings, austral teal, pintails, and the green wing clade (see [ILLUSTRATION FOR FIGURE 1A OMITTED] below) (Livezey 1991).
It would be more accurate to call it "color vision deficiency" or "color vision defect," since only rarely do people see white, black, and gray and nothing else (monochromatism).