chromophore

noun chro·mo·phore \ ˈkrō-mə-ˌfȯr \

Definition of chromophore

:a chemical group (such as an azo group) that absorbs light at a specific frequency and so imparts color to a molecule; also :a colored chemical compound

chromophoric

play \ˌkrō-mə-ˈfȯr-ik, -ˈfär-\ adjective

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chromophore

noun chro·mo·phore \ ˈkrō-mə-ˌfō(ə)r, -ˌfȯ(ə)r \

medical Definition of chromophore

:a chemical group (as an azo group) that absorbs light at a specific frequency and so imparts color to a molecule; also :a colored chemical compound

chromophoric

play \ˌkrō-mə-ˈfȯr-ik, -ˈfär-\ adjective

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