- a combining form meaning “gold,” used in the formation of compound words: chrysolite.
Also especially before a vowel, chrys-.
Origin of chryso-
combining form of Greek chrȳsós
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before a vowel chrys-
- indicating gold or the colour of goldchryselephantine; chrysolite
from Greek khrusos gold
- Gold; golden:chrysotherapy.
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