Chromid to Chubby
(Chro"mid) n. [Gr. a kind of fish.] (Zoöl.) One of the Chromidæ, a family of fresh-water fishes
abundant in the tropical parts of America and Africa. Some are valuable food fishes, as the bulti of the
(||Chro`mi*dro"sis) n. [NL., fr. Gr. color + sweat.] (Med.) Secretion of abnormally colored
(Chro"mism) n. Same as Chromatism.
1. (Min.) A black submetallic mineral consisting of oxide of chromium and iron; called also chromic
2. (Chem.) A compound or salt of chromous hydroxide regarded as an acid. [R.]
(Chro"mi*um) n. [NL., fr. Gr. color.] (Chem.) A comparatively rare element occurring most
abundantly in the mineral chromite. Atomic weight 52.5. Symbol Cr. When isolated it is a hard, brittle,
grayish white metal, fusible with difficulty. Its chief commercial importance is for its compounds, as potassium
chromate, lead chromate, etc., which are brilliantly colored and are used dyeing and calico printing.
Called also chrome.
(Chro"mo) n.; pl. Chromos [Abbrev. from chromolithograph.] A chromolithograph.
(Chro"mo*blast) n. [Gr. color + -blast.] An embryonic cell which develops into a pigment
1. (Biol.) Vegetable coloring matter other than green; chromule.
2. (Chem.) Any colored compound, supposed to contain one or more chromophores.
(Chro"mo*gen"ic) a. (Biol.) Containing, or capable of forming, chromogen; as, chromogenic
(Chro"mo*graph) n. [Gr. color + -graph.] An apparatus by which a number of copies of
written matter, maps, plans, etc., can be made; called also hectograph.
(Chro`mo*leu"cite) n. [Gr. color + E. leucite.] (Bot.) A chromoplastid.
(Chro`mo*lith"o*graph) n. [Gr. color + E. lithograph.] A picture printed in tints and
colors by repeated impressions from a series of stones prepared by the lithographic process.
(Chro`mo*li*thog"ra*pher) n. One who is engaged in chromolithography.
(Chro"mo*lith`o*graph"ic) a. Pertaining to, or made by, chromolithography.
(Chro"mo*li*thog"ra*phy) n. Lithography adapted to printing in inks of various colors.
(Chro"mo*phane) n. [Gr. color + to show.] (Physiol.) A general name for the several
coloring matters, red, green, yellow, etc., present in the inner segments in the cones of the retina, held
in solution by fats, and slowly decolorized by light; distinct from the photochemical pigments of the rods
of the retina.
(Chro"mo*phore) n. [Gr. color + to bear.] (Chem.) Any chemical group or residue (as
NO2; N2; or O2) which imparts some decided color to the compound of which it is an ingredient.