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auxochrome

[ awk-suh-krohm ]
/ ˈɔk səˌkroʊm /
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noun Chemistry.
any radical or group of atoms that intensifies the color of a substance.
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Origin of auxochrome

First recorded in 1890–95; auxo- + chrome

OTHER WORDS FROM auxochrome

aux·o·chrom·ic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for auxochrome

auxochrome
/ (ˈɔːksəˌkrəʊm) /

noun
a group of atoms that can be attached to a chromogen to convert it into a dye
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