chromogen

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noun chro·mo·gen \ˈkrō-mə-jən\

Definition of chromogen

  1. 1 :  a precursor of a biochemical pigment

  2. 2 :  a pigment-producing microorganism

Origin and Etymology of chromogen

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: 1858


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chromogen

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noun chro·mo·gen \ˈkrō-mə-jən\

Medical Definition of chromogen

  1. 1a:  a precursor of a biochemical pigmentb:  a compound not itself a dye but containing a chromophore and so capable of becoming one

  2. 2:  a pigment-producing microorganism many bacteria are chromogens

chromogenic

\ˌkrō-mə-ˈjen-ik\play adjective

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