adjective Date: 1859 1. of or relating to a chromogen 2. being a process of photographic film development in which silver halides activate precursors of chemical dyes that form the final image while the silver is removed; also being a film developed by this process

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  • chromogenic — chro·mo·gen·ic …   English syllables

  • chromogenic — chro•mo•gen•ic [[t]ˌkroʊ məˈdʒɛn ɪk[/t]] adj. 1) opt producing color 2) chem. pertaining to a chromogen 3) mcr (of bacteria) producing some characteristic color or pigment that is useful as a means of identification • Etymology: 1880–85 …   From formal English to slang

  • chromogenic — /kroʊməˈdʒɛnɪk/ (say krohmuh jenik) adjective 1. producing colour. 2. relating to chromogen or a chromogen. 3. (of bacteria) forming some characteristic colour or pigment, usually valuable in identification …   Australian English dictionary

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