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 History of this Word

"chromo" is from "khroma" (color) spoken by people of Greece starting about 1000 B.C.

Notes

In this sense, it is a word added to another word to form a new word.

More words with this prefix,
chromascope
chromatography
chromidrosis

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grammar is modifier

"chromo-" is a type of prefix

Definition

A prefix added to the start of a word. Indicates that "color" or "chromium" modifies the word. Created to expand meanings. Can be used with many words to form new words.

Examples of how the word is used

chromo- illustration If you have ever looked through cheap children?s binoculars the effect of chromatic aberrations will be all too familiar to you.
chromo- illustration Chromite is the most important ore of chromium from which it derives its name.