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[kroh-moh] /ˈkroʊ moʊ/
noun, plural chromos.
by shortening; cf. -o


variant of chrom- before a consonant:
chromophore. Unabridged
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  • Bounded edges and rubberized backing, along with special chromo jet printing increases both color durability and rug longevity.
  • Hence two quarks in a meson are connected by this gluon-chromo-flux tube.
British Dictionary definitions for chromo


noun (pl) -mos
short for chromolithograph


combining form
indicating colour, coloured, or pigment: chromogen
indicating chromium: chromyl
Word Origin
from Greek khrōma colour
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chromo in Medicine

chromo- or chrom-
Color: chromogenesis.

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Encyclopedia Article for chromo

colour lithograph produced by preparing a separate stone by hand for each colour to be used and printing one colour in register over another. The term is most often used in reference to commercial prints. Sometimes as many as 30 stones were used for a single print. The technique was pioneered in the 1830s but came into wide commercial use only in the 1860s. It was the most popular method of colour reproduction until the end of the 19th century, when more efficient techniques rendered it obsolete. See also lithography.

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