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chromogenic

[ kroh-muh-jen-ik ]
/ ˌkroʊ məˈdʒɛn ɪk /
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adjective

producing color.
Chemistry. pertaining to chromogen or a chromogen.
(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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British Dictionary definitions for chromogenic

chromogenic
/ (ˌkrəʊməˈdʒɛnɪk) /

adjective

producing colour
of or relating to a chromogen
photog involving the use of chromogens rather than silver halide during processing to produce the imagechromogenic film
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Medical definitions for chromogenic

chromogenic
[ krō′mə-jĕnĭk ]

adj.

Of or relating to a chromogen or to chromogenesis.
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