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1. Chemistry A substance capable of conversion into a pigment or dye.
2. Biology A strongly pigmented or pigment-generating organelle, organ, or microorganism.
chro′mo·gen′ic (-jĕn′ĭk) adj.
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1. (Chemistry) a compound that forms coloured compounds on oxidation
2. (Chemistry) a substance that can be converted to a dye
3. (Microbiology) a bacterium that produces a pigment
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chro•mo•gen(ˈkroʊ mə dʒən, -ˌdʒɛn)
a. any substance found in organic fluids that forms colored compounds when oxidized.
b. a colored compound that can be converted into a dye.
2. a chromogenic bacterium.
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|Noun||1.||chromogen - a compound that can be converted to a pigment|
stercobilinogen, urobilinogen - a chromogen formed in the intestine from the breakdown of bilirubin; yields urobilins on oxidation; some is excreted in the feces and some is resorbed and excreted in bile or urine
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n. cromógeno, sustancia que produce color.
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