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chro·mo·phore

 (krō′mə-fôr′)
n.
Any of various chemical groups that absorb light of certain wavelengths and when present in an organic compound, such as a dye or pigment, are responsible for the color of the compound.

chro′mo·phor′ic (-fôr′ĭk) adj.

chromophore

(ˈkrəʊməˌfɔː)
n
(Chemistry) a group of atoms in a chemical compound that are responsible for the colour of the compound
ˌchromoˈphoric, ˌchromoˈphorous adj

chro•mo•phore

(ˈkroʊ məˌfɔr, -ˌfoʊr)

n.
any chemical group that produces color in a compound, as the azo group −N=N−.
[1875–80]
chro`mo•phor′ic (-ˈfɔr ɪk, -ˈfɒr-) adj.
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Noun1.chromophore - the chemical group that gives color to a molecule
chemical group, radical, group - (chemistry) two or more atoms bound together as a single unit and forming part of a molecule
dye, dyestuff - a usually soluble substance for staining or coloring e.g. fabrics or hair
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It is easier to make the chain movements, caused by the isomerized groups, in polymer where the only one azo bond is present in the chromophore group.
The key is the chromophore group, which can be aligned to emit polarized light.