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chromophore

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noun chro·mo·phore \ˈkrō-mə-ˌfȯr\

Definition of chromophore

  1. :  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 play \ˌkrō-mə-ˈfȯr-ik, -ˈfär-\ adjective


Origin of chromophore

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: 1879


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chromophore

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noun chro·mo·phore \ˈkrō-mə-ˌfō(ə)r, -ˌfȯ(ə)r\

Medical Definition of chromophore

  1. :  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

  2. chro·mo·phor·ic \ˌkrō-mə-ˈfȯr-ik, -ˈfär-\play adjective




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