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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for chryso-


before a vowel chrys-

combining form

indicating gold or the colour of goldchryselephantine; chrysolite

Word Origin for chryso-

from Greek khrusos gold
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Medicine definitions for chryso-



Gold; golden:chrysotherapy.

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