Origin and Etymology of chromophore
International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: 1879
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
chromophoric\ˌkrō-mə-ˈfȯr-ik, -ˈfär-\play adjective
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