HyperDic: chromophore

English > 1 sense of the word chromophore:
NOUNsubstancechromophorethe chemical group that gives color to a molecule
English > chromophore: 1 sense > noun 1, substance
MeaningThe chemical group that gives color to a molecule.
Part ofdye, dyestuffA usually soluble substance for staining or coloring e.g. fabrics or hair
Broadergroup, radical, chemical group(chemistry) two or more atoms bound together as a single unit and forming part of a molecule

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