chromato-

chromato-

a combining form meaning “color,” used in the formation of compound words in this sense and in the specialized sense of “chromatin”: chromatophore; chromatolysis.
Also, especially before a vowel, chromat-.


Origin:
< Greek chromat-, stem of chrôma color + -o-

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chromato- or (before a vowel) chromat-
 
combining form
1.  indicating colour or coloured: chromatophore
2.  indicating chromatin: chromatolysis
 
[from Greek khrōma, khrōmat- colour]
 
chromat- or (before a vowel) chromat-
 
combining form
 
[from Greek khrōma, khrōmat- colour]

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chromato- or chromat-
pref.

  1. Color: chromatophore.

  2. Chromatin: chromatolysis.

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