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 Dictionary entry overview: What does chromogen mean? 

  The noun CHROMOGEN has 1 sense:

1. a compound that can be converted to a pigment

  Familiarity information: CHROMOGEN used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


Sense 1chromogen [BACK TO TOP]


A compound that can be converted to a pigment

Classified under:

Nouns denoting substances

Hypernyms ("chromogen" is a kind of...):

chemical compound; compound ((chemistry) a substance formed by chemical union of two or more elements or ingredients in definite proportion by weight)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "chromogen"):

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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