[kroh-muh-juh n, -jen]
- any substance found in organic fluids that forms colored compounds when oxidized.
- a colored compound that, though not a dye itself, can be converted into a dye.
- a chromogenic bacterium.
Origin of chromogen
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The chromogen or pigmentary bacteria have occasionally been the means of working miracles.
- a compound that forms coloured compounds on oxidation
- a substance that can be converted to a dye
- a bacterium that produces a pigment
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- A substance that lacks definite color but may be transformed into a pigment.
- A strongly pigment-generating or pigmented organelle, organ, or microorganism.
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