chromogen

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noun chro·mo·gen \ ˈkrō-mə-jən \

Definition of chromogen

1 :a precursor of a biochemical pigment
2 :a pigment-producing microorganism

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chromogen

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noun chro·mo·gen \ ˈkrō-mə-jən \

medical Definition of chromogen

1 a :a precursor of a biochemical pigment
b :a compound not itself a dye but containing a chromophore and so capable of becoming one
2 :a pigment-producing microorganism
  • many bacteria are chromogens

chromogenic

play \ˌkrō-mə-ˈjen-ik\ adjective

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