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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.


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


(ˈkroʊ məˌfɔr, -ˌfoʊr)

any chemical group that produces color in a compound, as the azo group −N=N−.
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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14] suggested that chronic lack of chromophore might lead to a progressive loss of cones in mice and humans, and that therapy for LCA patients could be geared toward early adequate delivery of chromophore to cone photoreceptors.
This combination of traits is highly suggestive that the transcript produces an apoprotein able to bind to a retinal-based chromophore to form a photopigment capable of absorbing light.
Basically what we're doing is creating a chromophore for the laser to target," he said.
The researchers believe that co-pigmentation with catechins protected the anthocyanin chromophore against degradation by vitamin C, which was shown by less solution fading.
said: "Basically what we're doing is creating a chromophore for the laser to target," he said.
The chromophore distribution effects on backscattered light, so that there is a need a model of light transport in tissue to describe it.
Catecholamine reacts with phenazone in the presence of peroxidase, generating a less efficient chromophore and thus a negative interference (2).
Subsequent chapters address boron-containing BODIPY chromophore for fluorescent sensing; boronic acid chemistry applications to electroanalysis; polymer self-assembly mediated by boronic acid; boron-containing hydrogels in medical diagnosis; boronate affinity materials; the use of reversible esterification to build boronate microparticles; and the use of boron as a cross-coupling partner.
Abstract: Amikacin sulphate is devoid of any chromophore and/or conjugated system prerequisite for UV and florescent light detection (FLD).