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- n. ,(chemistry) any atom or group which, when added to a chromophore, causes a bathochromic shift in its spectrum
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In chem., noting those groups contained in dyes which enable them to combine with the fiber of the cloth or with a mordant. The most important of these are the hydroxyl-, amino-, sulpho-, and carboxyl-groups.
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