a combining form meaning “gold,” used in the formation of compound words:
indicating gold or the colour of gold: chryselephantine, chrysolite
chryso- or chrys-
Gold; golden: chrysotherapy.
[kris-uh-ber-uh l] /ˈkrɪs əˌbɛr əl/ noun 1. a mineral, beryllium aluminate, BeAl 2 O 4 , occurring in green or yellow crystals, sometimes used as a gem. /ˈkrɪsəˌbɛrɪl/ noun 1. a rare very hard greenish-yellow mineral consisting of beryllium aluminate in orthorhombic crystalline form and occurring in coarse granite: used as a gemstone in the […]
[kris-uh-keyl] /ˈkrɪs əˌkeɪl/ noun 1. a copper alloy containing zinc and lead.
[kris-uh-kahr-puh s] /ˌkrɪs əˈkɑr pəs/ adjective, Botany. 1. bearing golden-yellow fruit.
[kris-uh-kol-uh] /ˌkrɪs əˈkɒl ə/ noun 1. a mineral, hydrous copper silicate, CuSiO 3 ⋅2H 2 O, occurring in compact, green or blue masses, sometimes used in ornaments.