[ awk-suh-krohm ]
/ ˈɔk səˌkroʊm /
any radical or group of atoms that intensifies the color of a substance.
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OTHER WORDS FROM auxochromeaux·o·chrom·ic, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for auxochrome
This brings selenophene more akin to pyrrole than thiophene, but the group -NH- in the molecule of pyrrole is an auxochrome.
The selenium atom in a cyclic compound also acts like an auxochrome.
British Dictionary definitions for auxochrome
/ (ˈɔːksəˌkrəʊm) /
a group of atoms that can be attached to a chromogen to convert it into a dye
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