Go to 'thermo-' entry Go to 'dino-' entry Go to 'chondro-' entry Go to 'aero-' entry Go to '-logy' entry Go to 'thaumato-' entry Go to 'nano-' entry Go to '-sophy' entry Go to 'bucco-' entry Go to '-ism' entry Go to '-lysis' entry Go to 'galacto-' entry Go to '-anthropy' entry Go to 'pneumo-' entry Go to '-ploitation' entry Go to '-lithic' entry Go to '-sepalous' entry Go to 'onco-' entry Go to '-parous' entry Go to 'dermato-' entry Go to 'multi-' entry Go to 'dodeca-' entry Go to '-zoon' entry Go to 'vermi-' entry Go to 'crystallo-' entry Go to 'biblio-' entry Go to 'eco-' entry Go to 'juxta-' entry Go to 'facio-' entry
Affixes: the building blocks of English
Affixes: the building blocks of English

chrys(o)- Also crys(o)-.

Gold; gold-coloured.

[Greek khrusos, gold.]

The chrysanthemum was given that name because its flowers were gold in colour; the Greeks named the pupa of an insect a crysalis because some that they knew had a metallic gold sheen; chrysotherapy is the treatment of certain diseases, especially rheumatoid arthritis, with gold compounds; crysolite, crysotile, and chrysoberyl are minerals that are sometimes yellowish in colour.

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