chromato-, chromat-, chromo-, chrom-, chro-, -chrome, -chromasia, -chromia, -chromatism, -chromatic, -chromatically, -chromy
2. A ruling class of a particular skin color; for example, of white people, black people, oriental people, etc.
2. The recording (column or paper strip) on which the constituents of a mixture are adsorbed in chromatography.
The mixture of materials to be separated is percolated through a column or sheet of some suitable chosen absorbent (for example, an ion-exchange material); the substances least absorbed are least retarded and emerge the earliest; those more strongly absorbed emerge later.2. The separation of chemical substances and particles (originally plant pigments and other highly colored compounds) by differential movement through a two-phase system.
2. Unsusceptibility or resistance to stains on the part of tissues and cells: Chromaphobia must be taken into consideration when trying to discolour, or dye fabric or even paper.
2. A specialized pigment-bearing organelle in certain photosynthetic bacteria and cyanobacteria.
2. The physics of the relationship between color-carrying quarks, especially the nature of their strong interaction, which is characterized by the exchange of gluons.
Gluons are theoretical elementary particles without mass, thought to be involved in binding the subatomic particles of quarks together.