chrom-

chrom-

1.
a combining form meaning “color,” used in the formation of compound words: chromhydrosis.
2.
Chemistry.
a.
a combining form used in the names of chemical compounds in which chromium is present.
b.
a combining form that, when prefixed to the name of a chemical compound, denotes its colored form.
Also, -chrome; especially before a consonant, chromo-.


Origin:
def. 1, for Greek chrôma color (see chroma); def. 2, for chromium

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chromo- or (before a vowel) chrom-
 
combining form
1.  indicating colour, coloured, or pigment: chromogen
2.  indicating chromium: chromyl
 
[from Greek khrōma colour]
 
chrom- or (before a vowel) chrom-
 
combining form
 
[from Greek khrōma colour]

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chrom- pref.
Variant of chromo-.

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