chalco-


a learned borrowing from Greek meaning “copper,” used in the formation of compound words: chalcolithic.

Nearby words

  1. chalcid,
  2. chalcidfly,
  3. chalcidice,
  4. chalcidicum,
  5. chalcis,
  6. chalcocite,
  7. chalcogen,
  8. chalcogenide,
  9. chalcographic,
  10. chalcography

Origin of chalco-

< Greek chalko-, combining form of chalkós copper

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British Dictionary definitions for chalco-

chalco-

before a vowel chalc-

combining form

indicating copper or a copper alloychalcopyrite; chalcolithic

Word Origin for chalco-

from Greek khalkos copper

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