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poly- +‎ chromatic

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polychromatic (comparative more polychromatic, superlative most polychromatic)

  1. Showing a variety, or a change, of colours; having many colours; multicoloured.
    • 1929, Robert Dean Frisbee, The Book of Puka-Puka (republished by Eland, 2019; p. 76):
      With our water goggles adjusted we gazed at the fishes displaying their polychromatic scales to the sea world, as, with true Puka-Pukan languor, they finned from coral to coral.
  2. (physics, of electromagnetic radiation) Composed of more than one wavelength.

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