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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [kroh-muh-jen-ik]
    • /ˌkroʊ məˈdʒɛn ɪk/
    • /krˌəʊməʊdʒˈenɪk/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [kroh-muh-jen-ik]
    • /ˌkroʊ məˈdʒɛn ɪk/

Definitions of chromogenic word

  • adjective chromogenic producing colour 3
  • adjective chromogenic of or relating to a chromogen 3
  • adjective chromogenic involving the use of chromogens rather than silver halide during processing to produce the image 3
  • adjective chromogenic producing color. 1
  • adjective chromogenic Chemistry. pertaining to chromogen or a chromogen. 1
  • adjective chromogenic (of bacteria) producing some characteristic color or pigment that is useful as a means of identification. 1

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Origin of chromogenic

First appearance:

before 1880
One of the 23% newest English words
First recorded in 1880-85; chromo- + -genic

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Parts of speech for Chromogenic


chromogenic popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 61% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 51% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

chromogenic usage trend in Literature

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