1. producing color.
  2. Chemistry. pertaining to chromogen or a chromogen.
  3. (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. 2018

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British Dictionary definitions for chromogenic


  1. producing colour
  2. of or relating to a chromogen
  3. photog involving the use of chromogens rather than silver halide during processing to produce the imagechromogenic film
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chromogenic in Medicine


  1. Of or relating to a chromogen or to chromogenesis.
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