photochromogen

noun

pho·​to·​chro·​mo·​gen ˌfōt-ō-ˈkrō-mə-jən How to pronounce photochromogen (audio)
: a microorganism especially of the genus Mycobacterium (as M. kansasii) that has little or no pigment when grown in the dark but becomes highly pigmented when grown in light

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“Photochromogen.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/photochromogen. Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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