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[kron-oh] /ˈkrɒn oʊ/
noun, plural chronos.
Origin of chrono
by shortening; see -o


a combining form meaning “time,” used in the formation of compound words:
Also, especially before a vowel, chron-.
< Greek, combining form of chrónos Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for chrono


combining form
indicating time: chronology, chronometer
Word Origin
from Greek khronos time
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Word Origin and History for chrono


before vowels chron-, word-forming element meaning "time," from Latinized form of Greek khrono-, comb. form of khronos "time, a defined time, a lifetime, a season, a while," which is of uncertain origin.

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chrono in Medicine

chrono- or chron-
Time: chronobiology.

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