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Meaning of CHROMOPHORE

Pronunciation:  'krowmu`fowr

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  the chemical group that gives color to a molecule
 

CHROMOPHORE is a 11 letter word that starts with C.

 

 See Also: chemical group, dye, dyestuff, group, radical

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\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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