a combining form meaning “red,” used in the formation of compound words: erythrocyte.
Also, especially before a vowel, erythr-.

< Greek erythrós red, reddish Unabridged
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erythro- or erythr-
combining form
red: erythrocyte
[from Greek eruthros red]
erythr- or erythr-
combining form
[from Greek eruthros red]

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erythro- or erythr-

  1. Red: erythroid.

  2. Erythrocyte: erythropoiesis.

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