bathochrome

noun

bath·​o·​chrome
ˈbathə‧ˌkrōm
variants or less commonly bathychrome
ˈbathə‧ˌkrōm
plural -s
: an atom or group that when introduced into a compound (such as a dye) causes a visible deepening of color (as from yellow toward green)
contrasted with hypsochrome
bathochromic
¦⸗⸗‧¦krōmik
adjective

Word History

Etymology

German bathychrom, from bathy- + -chrom -chrome

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“Bathochrome.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bathochrome. Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

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