chalco-

chalco-

a learned borrowing from Greek meaning “copper,” used in the formation of compound words: chalcolithic.

Origin:
< Greek chalko-, combining form of chalkós copper

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chalco- or (before a vowel) chalc-
 
combining form
indicating copper or a copper alloy: chalcopyrite; chalcolithic
 
[from Greek khalkos copper]
 
chalc- or (before a vowel) chalc-
 
combining form
 
[from Greek khalkos copper]

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