fluorophore

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A cell labeled using a fluorophore.

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fluoro- +‎ -phore

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fluorophore (plural fluorophores)

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  1. (biochemistry) A molecule or functional group which is capable of fluorescence.
    • 2006, Christian M. Apfel and Thilo Enderle, "Assays for High-Throughput Screening in Drug Discovery," in Combinatorial Chemistry: From Theory to Application [1], →ISBN, page 629:
      The ideal fluorophore is a small, hydrophilic molecule with a long emission wavelength, large Stokes shift, high extinction coefficient, and high quantum efficiency.

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