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chromo- color. [2 definitions]
chromodynamics in particle physics, the theory of the strong interaction between quarks and gluons, fundamental particles that form hadrons such as the proton and neutron.
chromolithograph a picture lithographed in color.
chromolithography the art or process of making color lithographs.
chromosome one of the tiny, threadlike, DNA-containing bodies found in the cell nuclei of all plants and animals, responsible for transmitting hereditary characteristics.
chromosphere a layer of gas, mostly hydrogen, that surrounds a star, esp. the sun, above the photosphere and below the corona.
chromous of or containing chromium, esp. in the divalent state.
chronic tending to a certain behavior or illness for a long time or continually. [3 definitions]
chronicle an account of events, told in the order in which those events took place. [2 definitions]
chrono- time.
chronograph any of various instruments, such as a stopwatch, that precisely record the durations of short periods of time.
chronological according to the sequence in which things happen. [2 definitions]
chronology the order of events in time. [3 definitions]
chronometer a clock or other timepiece designed to keep time with exceptional precision.
chronometry the scientific measuring of time.
chrysalid the pupa of a moth or butterfly; chrysalis. [2 definitions]
chrysalis a hard shell or cocoon encasing a moth or butterfly in the pupal stage; pupa.
chrysanthemum any of various perennial plants cultivated for their attractive autumnal blooms. [2 definitions]
chryselephantine made of or overlaid with gold and ivory, as certain decorative objects and statues in ancient Greece.
chrysolite a usu. magnesium-rich form of olivine, used as a gemstone.
chrysoprase a greenish form of chalcedony, sometimes used as a semiprecious stone.