chro·​mo·​gen·​ic | \ ˌkrō-mə-ˈje-nik How to pronounce chromogenic (audio) \

Definition of chromogenic

1 : of or relating to a chromogen
2 : being a process of photographic film development in which silver halides activate precursors of chemical dyes that form the final image while the silver is removed also : being a film developed by this process

Examples of chromogenic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web One image is part of a set of seven vintage chromogenic prints by Meier in Bachtelhörnli, Switzerland, on March 28, 1976. Fox News, "UFO photos made famous by 'The X-Files' surface, up for auction," 26 Nov. 2019 Ginevra Shay primarily offers chromogenic photographs of unidentifiable objects and scenes. Mark Jenkins, Washington Post, "In the galleries: For ‘Inheritance,’ a wealth of compelling large-scale portraits," 27 Sep. 2019 At first glance, these digital chromogenic prints suggest only vibrant abstracts, mini-seas of prismatic designs and swirls. Tim Smith,, "Finalists for 2017 Sondheim Artscape Prize exhibited at the Walters," 16 June 2017

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First Known Use of chromogenic

1859, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for chromogenic

chromo- + -genic, after chromogen

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“Chromogenic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Sep. 2020.

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