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chromo

[ kroh-moh ]
/ ˈkroʊ moʊ /
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noun, plural chro·mos.
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Origin of chromo

By shortening; cf. -o

Other definitions for chromo (2 of 2)

chromo-

variant of chrom- before a consonant: chromophore.
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British Dictionary definitions for chromo (1 of 2)

chromo
/ (ˈkrəʊməʊ) /

noun plural -mos

British Dictionary definitions for chromo (2 of 2)

chromo-

before a vowel chrom-


combining form
indicating colour, coloured, or pigmentchromogen
indicating chromiumchromyl

Word Origin for chromo-

from Greek khrōma colour
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Medical definitions for chromo

chromo-

pref.
Color:chromogenesis.
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