a combining form meaning “gold,” used in the formation of compound words: chrysolite.
Also, especially before a vowel, chrys-.

combining form of Greek chrȳsós Unabridged
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chryso- or (before a vowel) chrys-
combining form
indicating gold or the colour of gold: chryselephantine; chrysolite
[from Greek khrusos gold]
chrys- or (before a vowel) chrys-
combining form
[from Greek khrusos gold]

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chryso- or chrys-
Gold; golden: chrysotherapy.

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