Pronunciation: (mon"u-krō'mu-tiz"um), [key]
1. a monochromatic quality: the monochromatism of Southern Sung art.
2. Ophthalm.a defect of vision in which the retina fails to perceive color. Cf. dichromatism (def. 2), trichromatism (def. 3). Also,mon•o•chro•ma•siaPronunciation: (mon"u-krō-mā'zhu, -zē-u, -shu, -shē-u). [key]
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