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a combining form meaning “color,” used in the formation of compound words in this sense and in the specialized sense of “chromatin”:
chromatophore; chromatolysis.
combining form
indicating colour or coloured: chromatophore
indicating chromatin: chromatolysis

before vowels chromat-, word forming element indicating “color; chromatin,” from Latinized form of Greek khromato-, from khroma (see chroma).

chromato- or chromat-


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