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chromophore


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Chromophore  \Chro"mo*phore\,  n.  [Gr.  ?  color  +  ?  to  bear.] 
  (Chem.) 
  Any  chemical  group  or  residue  (as  {NO2};  {N2};  or  {O2})  which 
  imparts  some  decided  color  to  the  compound  of  which  it  is  an 
  ingredient. 




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