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White
alb/o,
albin/o,
leuk/o (leuc/o)
An albino is an individual with congenital absence of pigment in the skin, hair, and eyes. The skin and hair appear white because of lack of pigment.

Leukemia is a malignant disease of the blood-forming organs characterized by a marked increase in the number of white blood cells, called leukocytes (white blood cells). There are also immature leukocytes.
Green
chlor/o
Chlorophyll is the green pigment contained in chloroplasts in the leaves of plants and is the reason that plants are green.
Blue
cyan/o
Deficiency of oxygen in the blood can cause a condition called cyanosis, a slightly bluish, statelike discoloration of the skin.
Red
erythr/o
Erythrocytes are red blood cells.
Black
melan/o
A melancholy person is sad. In ancient times, people thought the bodies of melancholy persons produced a black bile that caused sadness.
Yellow
xanth/o
Xanthophyll is a yellow pigment in plants.