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Origin of erythro-
Words nearby erythro-
WORDS THAT USE ERYTHRO-
What does erythro- mean?
Erythro- comes from the Greek erythrós, meaning “red” or “reddish.”
What are variants of erythro-?
When combined with words or word elements that begin with a vowel, erythro- becomes erythr-, as in erythrite.
Examples of erythro-
One word you may be familiar with that uses the prefix erythro- is erythrocyte, a term used in physiology for a red blood cell.
You are now familiar with erythro-, meaning “red.” The combining form –cyte, a variant of cyto-, means “cell.” Putting it all together, an erythrocyte literally translates to “red (blood) cell.” Learn more about the origin cyto- at our entry for the word.
What are some words that use the combining form erythro-?
What are some other forms that erythro- may be commonly confused with?