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radical

 [rad´ĭ-kal]
1. thorough or sweeping; directed to the cause or root of a morbid process.
2. a group of atoms that enters into and goes out of chemical combination without change and that forms one of the fundamental constituents of a molecule.
color radical chromophore.
free radical a radical that carries an unpaired electron; such radicals are extremely reactive, with a very short half-life.
oxygen radical a toxic metabolite of oxygen, such as superoxide or singlet oxygen, capable of damaging microorganisms and normal tissues.

chro·mo·phore

(krō'mō-fōr),
1. The atomic grouping on which the color of a substance depends.
2. A target tissue for laser light therapy; absorption wavelength of tissue determines choice of laser wavelength. Common dermal chromophores include hemoglobin, oxyhemoglobin, collagen, beta-carotene, and melanin.
Synonym(s): chromatophore (3) , color radical
[chromo- + G. phoros, bearing]

chromophore

/chro·mo·phore/ (kro´mo-for) any chemical group whose presence gives a decided color to a compound and which unites with certain other groups (auxochromes) to form dyes.

chromophore

(krō′mə-fôr′)
n.
A chemical group capable of selective light absorption resulting in the coloration of certain organic compounds.

chro′mo·phor′ic (-fôr′ĭk) adj.

chro·mo·phore

(krō'mō-fōr)
The atomic grouping on which the color of a substance depends.
Synonym(s): chromatophore (3) .
[chromo- + G. phoros, bearing]

chromophore

any chemical group whose presence gives a decided color to a compound and which unites with certain other groups (auxochromes) to form dyes; called also color radical.