Definition of chromogen in English:


Line breaks: chromo|gen
Pronunciation: /ˈkrəʊmə(ʊ)dʒ(ə)n


  • A substance which can be readily converted into a dye or other coloured compound.
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    • Immunohistochemistry was performed on an automated immunostainer using the antibodies listed in Table 2 with diaminobenzidine as the chromogen.
    • The second step was a normalization of the staining intensity range to adjust for batch specific background and maximal staining intensity by the chromogen.
    • The latter enzyme reacts with a chromogen to produce the final color.

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