chromophore


chro·mo·phore

noun \ˈkrō-mə-ˌfr\

Definition of CHROMOPHORE

:  a chemical group (as an azo group) that absorbs light at a specific frequency and so imparts color to a molecule; also :  a colored chemical compound
chro·mo·phor·ic \ˌkrō-mə-ˈfr-ik, -ˈfär-\ adjective

Origin of CHROMOPHORE

International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: 1879

chro·mo·phore

noun \ˈkrō-mə-ˌfō(ə)r, -ˌf(ə)r\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of CHROMOPHORE

: a chemical group (as an azo group) that absorbs light at a specific frequency and so imparts color to a molecule; also : a colored chemical compound
chro·mo·phor·ic \ˌkrō-mə-ˈfr-ik, -ˈfär-\ adjective

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