(Chro`mo*pho*tog"ra*phy) n. [Gr. color + E. photography.] The art of producing
photographs in colors.
(Chro"mo*pho`to*lith"o*graph) n. A photolithograph printed in colors.
(Chro`mo*plas"tid) n. [Gr. + E. plastid.] (Bot.) A protoplasmic granule of some other
color than green; also called chromoleucite.
(Chro"mo*some`) n. [Gr. color + the body.] (Biol.) One of the minute bodies into which
the chromatin of the nucleus is resolved during mitotic cell division; the idant of Weismann.
(Chro"mo*sphere) n. [Gr. color + E. sphere.] (Astron.) An atmosphere of rare matter,
composed principally of incandescent hydrogen gas, surrounding the sun and enveloping the photosphere.
Portions of the chromosphere are here and there thrown up into enormous tongues of flame.
(Chro`mo*spher"ic) a. Of or pertaining to the chromosphere.
(Chro"mo*type) n. [Gr. color + -type.]
1. A sheet printed in colors by any process, as a chromolithograph. See Chromolithograph.
2. A photographic picture in the natural colors.
Chromous acid, a bluish gray powder, CrO.OH, of weak acid properties and regard as an acid.
(Chro"mous) a. Of, pertaining to, or derived from, chromium, when this element has a valence
lower than that in chromic compounds.
(Chro"mule) n. [Gr. color + matter.] (Bot.) A general name for coloring matter of plants
other than chlorophyll, especially that of petals.
(Chron"ic) a. [L. chronicus, Gr. concerning time, from time: cf. F. chronique.]
1. Relating to time; according to time.
2. Continuing for a long time; lingering; habitual.
Chronic disease, one which is inveterate, of long continuance, or progresses slowly, in distinction from
an acute disease, which speedly terminates.
(Chron"ic*al) a. Chronic.
Partly on a chronical, and partly on a topical method.
J. A. Alexander.
(Chron"i*cle) n. [OE. cronicle, fr. cronique, OF. cronique, F. chronique, L. chronica, fr. Gr.
neut. pl. of . See Chronic.]
1. An historical register or account of facts or events disposed in the order of time.
2. A narrative of events; a history; a record.
3. pl. The two canonical books of the Old Testament in which immediately follow 2 Kings.
Syn. - Register; record; annals. See History.
(Chron"i*cle), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Chronicled ; p. pr. & vb. n. Chronicling ] To record in a
history or chronicle; to record; to register. Shak.