chrom- Word Origin

  1. a combining form meaning “color,” used in the formation of compound words: chromhydrosis.
  2. Chemistry.
    1. a combining form used in the names of chemical compounds in which chromium is present.
    2. a combining form that, when prefixed to the name of a chemical compound, denotes its colored form.

Also -chrome; especially before a consonant, chromo-. Origin of chrom- def. 1, for Greek chrôma color (see chroma); def. 2, for chromium chrom- in Medicine chrom- pref.

  1. Variant ofchromo-

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