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chromogenic

[kroh-muh-jen-ik]
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adjective
  1. producing color.
  2. Chemistry. pertaining to chromogen or a chromogen.
  3. (of bacteria) producing some characteristic color or pigment that is useful as a means of identification.
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Origin of chromogenic

First recorded in 1880–85; chromo- + -genic
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Examples from the Web for chromogenic

Historical Examples

  • Two or three chromogenic forms producing still other colors have occasionally been found in milk.

    Outlines of Dairy Bacteriology, 8th edition

    H. L. Russell

  • The cause of the difficulty has been traced by Connell to the development of a chromogenic bacterium, Bacillus rudensis.

  • No means are known by which these coloured spots, due to the growth of chromogenic organisms, can be removed from the rubber.

  • It also acts as a chromogenic centre when double bonds or ethylenic linkages are present, as in fluorene ketone or fluorenone.


British Dictionary definitions for chromogenic

chromogenic

adjective
  1. producing colour
  2. of or relating to a chromogen
  3. photog involving the use of chromogens rather than silver halide during processing to produce the imagechromogenic film
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chromogenic in Medicine

chromogenic

(krō′mə-jĕnĭk)
adj.
  1. Of or relating to a chromogen or to chromogenesis.
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