chromo-


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chromo-

or chrom-
pref.
1. Color: chromoplast.
2. Chromium: chromous.

[From Greek khrōma, color.]

chromo-

or before a vowel

chrom-

combining form
1. indicating colour, coloured, or pigment: chromogen.
2. (Chemistry) indicating chromium: chromyl.
[from Greek khrōma colour]

chro•mo

(ˈkroʊ moʊ)

n., pl. -mos.
[by shortening]

chromo-

or chromato-

a combining form meaning “color,” “pigment” (chromophil) or, by extension, “chromosome” (chromonema).
[< Greek, comb. form of chrôma color]
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