one of the Graces worshiped at Athens.
a combining form meaning “growth,” “increase,” used in the formation of compound words:
auxo- or aux-
enlargement of the heart, as by hypertrophy or dilatation.
any radical or group of atoms that intensifies the color of a substance. Historical Examples While phenyldisulphide is colorless, when an auxochrome group is added, such as NH2, the compound is colored. Synthesis of 2-methyl-4-selenoquinazolone, 2-phenylbenzoselenazole, and its derivatives Y-Gwan Chen The selenium atom in a cyclic compound also acts like an auxochrome. Synthesis of […]
noun any cell undergoing meiosis, esp an oocyte or spermatocyte
any radical or group of atoms that intensifies the color of a substance. Historical Examples Notable differences attend the neutralization of the chromophoric and auxochromic groups. Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 1 Various noun a group of atoms that can be attached to a chromogen to convert it into a dye