Chromogen definition

krōmə-jən
Any substance that can become a pigment or coloring matter, as a substance in organic fluids that forms colored compounds when oxidized, or a compound, not itself a dye, that can become a dye.
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(chemistry) A substance capable of conversion into a pigment or dye.
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Any of certain bacteria that produce a pigment.
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(chemistry) A substance capable of conversion into a pigment or dye.
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(biology) A strongly pigmented or pigment-generating organelle, organ, or microorganism.
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(chemistry) Any substance that lacks colour, but can be converted into a pigment or dye.
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(biology) A strongly pigmented organelle or organism.
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(biology) A strongly pigmented or pigment-generating organelle, organ, or microorganism.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
chromogen
Plural:
chromogens