tetrachromatic etymology

English word tetrachromatic comes from English tetra- (Four.), English chromatic

Detailed word origin of tetrachromatic

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
tetra- English (eng) Four.
chromatic English (eng) (music) Related to or using notes not belonging to the diatonic scale of the key in which a passage is written.. Having the capacity to separate spectral colours by refraction.. Relating to or characterised by hue.
tetrachromatic English (eng) Having four independent channels for conveying color information.

Words with the same origin as tetrachromatic

Descendants of tetra-
carbon tetrachloride silver tribromide tellurium tetraiodide tetrabarbital tetrabasic tetraborate tetrachloride tetrachromacy tetradelphous tetradelphy tetraene tetrafluoride tetranitro tetranucleosome tetraparalogous tetrapartite tetraphobia tetraquark tetrasialic tetrasilicide tetrasodium tetrastarch tetrasulfonated uranium tetraiodide