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Pronunciation: de-vel'op-er


  1. The chemicals used to develop film by reducing the light-activated silver halide molecules to atomic silver.
  2. The factor(s) causing a cell, organ, or organism to undergo a series of orderly changes.
  3. The staining agent used to make visible a colorless substance.

Synonym(s): eluent

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