from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun 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.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun obsolete ,(chemistry) any atom or group which, when added to a chromophore, causes a bathochromic shift in its spectrum


Sorry, no etymologies found.


    Sorry, no example sentences found.


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.