chromophore etymology

English word chromophore comes from English chromo-, English -phore (Bearer, carrier or conveyor.)

Detailed word origin of chromophore

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
chromo- English (eng) (biochemistry) chromatin. (chemistry) chromium. (physics, quantum chromodynamics) color; property of quarks and gluons that is related to the particles' strong interactions in the theory of quantum chromodynamics. Color.
-phore English (eng) Bearer, carrier or conveyor.
chromophore English (eng) (chemistry) (more generally) the group of atoms in a molecule in which the electronic transition responsible for a given spectral band is located. (chemistry) that part of the molecule of a dye responsible for its colour.

Words with the same origin as chromophore

Descendants of chromo-
chromoblast chromocenter chromocratic chromocyte chromoelectric chromoendoscopy chromoleucite chromolithography chromometer chromomethylase chromomycosis chromonym chromopermittivity chromophile chromophonic chromophotography chromophyte chromoplast chromoshadow chromotherapy chromotype chromous chromous chloride chromoxylography nonchromogen
Descendants of -phore
adenophorous androphore carpophore electrophore gametophore iodophor luminophore mechanophore myophore necrophore nectophore odontophore onomatophore oophore oöphore phagophore pharmacophore photophore pogonophore polyphore rhinophoral semantophore siderophore zygophore