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


variant of chrom- before a consonant:
chromophore. Unabridged
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  • After that, we considered it merely in the light of a chromo.

    A Jolly Fellowship Frank R. Stockton
  • "You tell him we ought to have a chromo," returned Mings, with a foolish grin.

    Motor Matt's Clue Stanley R. Matthews
  • These two awful inventions are to music what the chromo is to painting.

    The Champagne Standard

    Mrs. John Lane
  • There were a lot of mushroom millionaires who couldn't tell a chromo from a Gérôme.

    Unicorns James Huneker
  • All sized and chromo papers may be varnished without preparation.

  • He can't be turned out by machinery like a chromo or a lithograph.

    The Widow Helen Rowland
  • He says me own mother looks like a chromo and a comic valentine.

  • He gazed across the monstrous sordidness of soul to a chromo on the wall.

    Martin Eden Jack London
  • I said that I supposed the chromo movement was intended to do all that.

  • The chromo portraits of the Pontiff had simply forced him out of business.

    Woman Triumphant Vicente Blasco Ibaez
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.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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