combining form

: of a purple or purple-red color
in names of purple or purple-red coordination complexes (as of cobalt or chromium) containing five molecules of ammonia
purpureo-cobaltic chloride [CoCl(NH3)5]Cl2

Word History


Latin purpureus purple

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“Purpureo-.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/purpureo-. Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

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