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Origin of chryso-
Words nearby chryso-
WORDS THAT USE CHRYSO-
What does chryso- mean?
Chryso- comes from the Greek chrȳsós, meaning “gold.” The Greek chrȳsós also helped form the chrȳsallís, source of the word chrysalis. A chrysalis is the hard-shelled pupa of a moth or butterfly, so named because some pupae can have a goldish sheen.
What are variants of chryso-?
Examples of chryso-
An example of a scientific term that uses the combining form chryso- is chrysolite, an olive-green mineral also known as olivine.
As we know, chryso- means “gold.” What about –lite? It comes from the Greek líthos, meaning “stone.” Ultimately coming into English from the Greek chrȳsólithos, chrysolite literally translates to “gold stone,” a reference to the mineral’s grayish green hue.
What are some words that use the combining form chryso-?
- chrysocolla (using the equivalent form of chryso- in Greek)
- chrysotherapy (gold therapy, which is using gold salts to help treat such diseases as rheumatoid arthritis)
What are some other forms that chryso- may be commonly confused with?