chromogenic

adjective
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

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At first glance, these digital chromogenic prints suggest only vibrant abstracts, mini-seas of prismatic designs and swirls. Tim Smith, baltimoresun.com, "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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