auxochrome


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aux·o·chrome

(awk'sō-krōm),
The chemical group within a dye molecule by which the dye is bound to reactive end groups in tissues. The auxochrome enhances the intensity of absorption.
[auxo- + G. chrōma, color]

aux·o·chrome

(awk'sō-krōm)
The chemical group within a dye molecule by which the dye is bound to reactive end groups in tissues.
[auxo- + G. chrōma, color]

auxochrome

a chemical group which added to a chromogen converts it into a dye.