auxochrome

noun

auxo·​chrome ˈȯk-sə-ˌkrōm How to pronounce auxochrome (audio)
: a salt-forming group (as hydroxyl or amino) that when introduced into a chromogen produces a dye
auxochromic adjective

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“Auxochrome.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/auxochrome. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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