chrom-


a combining form meaning “color,” used in the formation of compound words: chromhydrosis.
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.

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Also -chrome; especially before a consonant, chromo-.

Origin of chrom-

The Greek word chrôma “color” (see chroma) underlies def. 1; def. 2 is derived from chromium
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Medical definitions for chrom-

chrom-

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Variant ofchromo-
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