cryptochrome etymology

English word cryptochrome comes from English chrome, English crypto- (Cryptographic.. Hidden, invisible.. Secret.)

Detailed word origin of cryptochrome

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chrome English (eng) (US, slang) handguns (collectively). (computing, graphical user interface) The basic structural elements used in a graphical user interface, such as window frames and scroll bars, as opposed to the content.. Chromium, when used to plate other metals. To plate with chrome.. To treat with a solution of potassium bichromate, as in dyeing.
crypto- English (eng) Cryptographic.. Hidden, invisible.. Secret.
cryptochrome English (eng) (biochemistry) Any of several light-sensitive flavoproteins, in the protoreceptors of plants, that regulate germination, elongation and photoperiodism.

Words with the same origin as cryptochrome

Descendants of chrome
Descendants of crypto-
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