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Pronunciation: hi'per-kro'mik


  1. Denoting increased light absorption.
  2. Denoting more highly colored than normal.
  3. Describing erythrocytes that contain, or appear to contain, more hemoglobin than normal.

Synonym(s): hyperchromatic1

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