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chromophore

[kroh-muh-fawr, -fohr]
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noun
  1. any chemical group that produces color in a compound, as the azo group −N=N−.

Origin of chromophore

First recorded in 1875–80; chromo- + -phore
Related formschro·mo·phor·ic [kroh-muh-fawr-ik, -for-ik] /ˌkroʊ məˈfɔr ɪk, -ˈfɒr ɪk/, adjective
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Examples from the Web for chromophoric

Historical Examples

  • Notable differences attend the neutralization of the chromophoric and auxochromic groups.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 1

    Various


British Dictionary definitions for chromophoric

chromophore

noun
  1. a group of atoms in a chemical compound that are responsible for the colour of the compound
Derived Formschromophoric or chromophorous, adjective
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chromophoric in Medicine

chromophoric

([object Object])
n.
  1. Of or relating to a chromophore.
  2. Of or relating to microorganisms that produce or carry color.

chromophore

([object Object])
n.
  1. A chemical group capable of selective light absorption resulting in coloration of certain organic compounds.color radical
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