Definitions

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  • n. An anatomical condition in which multiple pigmentations or colorings occur in the eyes, skin or hair.

Etymologies

hetero- (different) + chromia (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The term heterochromia iridium is sometimes used to describe one eye with distinctly different patches of color.

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  • Reuenthal was born with a rare eye condition called heterochromia iridum (both eyes are a different colour), which was used as proof that his mother was an adulterer.

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  • The expression of two different eye colors in an animal is called heterochromia irides.

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  • Valerie has heterochromia, meaning she has one blue eye and one green eye.

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  • Max Sherzer has unmatching eyes heterochromia; while Derek Holland is still sporting that piss-poor upper lip facial hair.

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  • It's my own heterochromia, flannel-wearing nightmare.

    Leox

  • A unilateral lack of sympathetic stimulation in childhood interferes with melanin pigmentation of the melanocytes in the superficial stroma of the iris, resulting in heterochromia.

    Medpundit

  • Link my english teacher had heterochromia- we called her bi-eye yeah, we were punks- why engineer?

    And Today Is… - Freakonomics Blog - NYTimes.com

  • I have heterochromia too. one eye is brown the other is blue.

    And Today Is… - Freakonomics Blog - NYTimes.com

  • Hey i have heterochromia and i always thought it was annoying.

    And Today Is… - Freakonomics Blog - NYTimes.com

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