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


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.

Origin of chromogenic

First recorded in 1880–85; chromo- + -genic Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for chromogenic


/ (ˌkrəʊməˈdʒɛnɪk) /


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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Medicine definitions for chromogenic


[ krō′mə-jĕnĭk ]


Of or relating to a chromogen or to chromogenesis.
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