bathochrome

noun bath·o·chrome \ ˈbathə‧ˌkrōm \
variants: or less commonly bathychrome \ˈbathə‧ˌkrōm\

Definition of bathochrome

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

adjective

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Origin and Etymology of bathochrome

German bathychrom, from bathy- + -chrom -chrome


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