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chro•mo•gen



Pronunciation: (krō'mu-jun, -jen"), [key]
n.
1. Chem.
a. any substance found in organic fluids that forms colored compounds when oxidized.
b. a colored compound that, though not a dye itself, can be converted into a dye.
2. a chromogenic bacterium.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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