chromo

noun
chro·​mo | \ ˈkrō-(ˌ)mō How to pronounce chromo (audio) \
plural chromos

Definition of chromo

 (Entry 1 of 2)

chromo-

combining form
variants: or before vowels chrom-

Definition of chromo- (Entry 2 of 2)

1a : color : colored chromolithograph
b : pigment chromogen
2 : chromium chromaffin

First Known Use of chromo

Noun

1868, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for chromo

Noun

by shortening

Combining form

reduced form of chromato-, probably after words formed with the final element -chrome

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“Chromo.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chromo. Accessed 21 May. 2022.

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