Monday, June 25, 2012

X is for xanthochroism

These gulls aren't affected with xanthochroism.



xanthochroism

Xanthochroism Xan*thoch"ro*ism, n. Abnormal coloration of feathers in which yellow replaces the normal color... It is commonly due to lack of the dark pigment which with yellow forms green.

10 comments:

  1. Good one! We're all stretching ourselves by the time we get to the letter X...

    Leslie
    abcw team

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  2. Xcellent effort.

    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

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  3. OK, that's one big word....shall we play Scrabble?? Wonder how many points??

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  4. Our words are a bit related..

    Xanthopsia
    Rose, ABC Wednesday Team

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  5. Great word, bird colours are so fascinating, even the brilliant white of seagulls.
    Joy - ABC Wednesday

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  6. Hello.
    I have to agree with Wanda...that's definitely a Scrabble word worth triple points!
    Thanks for sharing.

    Xylophone Of Love

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