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bathochromic Line breaks: batho|chro¦mic
Pronunciation: /ˌbaθə(ʊ)ˈkrəʊmɪk/

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Definition of bathochromic in English:


Relating to or denoting a shift of the absorption spectrum of a compound towards longer wavelengths.
Example sentences
  • Furthermore, the substitution reactions resulted in small bathochromic shifts in the absorption spectra.
  • In the case of the model compound of tyrosine NAYA, a small bathochromic shift of 2 nm in the emission spectrum from dioxane to water was observed.
  • The physical origins of this bathochromic shift are described in detail in molecular spectroscopy texts.


Late 19th century: from Greek bathos 'depth' + khrōma 'colour' + -ic.

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