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auxochrome

noun auxo·chrome \ ˈȯk-sə-ˌkrōm \

medical Definition of auxochrome

: a salt-forming group (as hydroxyl or amino) that when introduced into a chromogen produces a dye

auxochromic

play \ˌȯk-sə-ˈkrō-mik\ adjective

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