bathochrome

noun
bath·o·chrome | \ ˈbathə‧ˌkrōm \
variants: or less commonly bathychrome \ˈbathə‧ˌkrōm \
plural -s

Definition of bathochrome 

: 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

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Other words from bathochrome

bathochromic \¦⸗⸗‧¦krōmik \ adjective

History and Etymology for bathochrome

German bathychrom, from bathy- + -chrom -chrome

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