1. a combining form meaning “red,” used in the formation of compound words: erythrocyte.

combining form

  1. rederythrocyte

before vowels, erythr-, word-forming element meaning “red,” from Greek erythro-, comb. form of erythros “red” (in Homer, also the color of copper and gold); see red (1).


  1. Red:erythroid.
  2. Erythrocyte:erythropoiesis.

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