chromophore definition by Webster's New World
any chemical group, as the azo group, that produces color in a compound and unites with certain other groups to form dyes
Origin: chromo- plush -phore
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- chromophoric adjective
chromophore definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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A chemical group capable of selective light absorption resulting in the coloration of certain organic compounds.
- chroˌmo·phorˈic adjective
chromophore - Medical Definition
A chemical group capable of selective light absorption resulting in coloration of certain organic compounds. Also called color radical.