Definition of Chromogen

1. Noun. A compound that can be converted to a pigment.

Specialized synonyms: Stercobilinogen, Urobilinogen
Generic synonyms: Chemical Compound, Compound



Definition of Chromogen

1. Noun. (chemistry) Any substance that lacks colour, but can be converted into a pigment or dye ¹

2. Noun. (biology) A strongly pigmented organelle or organism ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Chromogen

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Chromogen

1. 1. A substance, itself without definite colour, that may be transformed into a pigment; denoting especially benzene and its homologues toluene, xylene, quinone, naphthalene, and anthracene, from which the aniline dyes are manufactured. 2. A microorganism that produces pigment. Porter-Silber chromogens, yellow phenylhydrazones formed by the reaction of 17,21-dihydroxy-20-oxosteroids with a phenylhydrazine-ethanol-sulfuric acid reagent; used chiefly to determine plasma cortisol concentrations and the urinary output of 17-hydroxycorticoids. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Chromogen

chromoblasts
chromocene
chromocenes
chromocenter
chromocenters
chromocentre
chromocystoscopy
chromocyte
chromocytes
chromodomain
chromodomains
chromodynamic
chromodynamical
chromodynamics
chromoelectric
chromogen (current term)
chromogenesis
chromogenic
chromogenic compounds
chromogenic label
chromogens
chromogranin
chromogranins
chromograph
chromographies
chromographs
chromography
chromoisomerism
chromoleucite
chromoleucites

Literary usage of Chromogen

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1. Estimation of the Renal Function in Urinary Surgery by Sir John Thomson-Walker, John William Thomson Walker (1908)
"This corresponds with what I found at the commencement of elimination, but I failed to observe in my cases, with one exception, that the chromogen excretion ..."

2. Monthly Abstract of Medical Science (1877)
"Kven while the melanotic growths are extending, the chromogen may ... The relative quantity of the chromogen. and, consequently, the intensity of the ..."

3. The Journal of Heredity by American Genetic Association (1917)
"Above the level at which enzyme I produces effects, the two enzymes, I and I-II, compete in the oxidation of chromogen. chromogen which is oxidized by ..."

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