Chromophore



[kroh-muh-fawr, -fohr] /ˈkroʊ məˌfɔr, -ˌfoʊr/

noun
1.
any chemical group that produces color in a compound, as the azo group −N=N−.
/ˈkrəʊməˌfɔː/
noun
1.
a group of atoms in a chemical compound that are responsible for the colour of the compound

chromophore chro·mo·phore (krō’mə-fôr’) or chro·mat·o·phore (krō-māt’ə-)
n.
A chemical group capable of selective light absorption resulting in coloration of certain organic compounds. Also called color radical.

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