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chloro-1

1.
variant of chlor-1. before a consonant:
chlorophyll.

chloro-2

1.
variant of chlor-2. before a consonant:
chloroform.
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British Dictionary definitions for chloro

chloro-

combining form
1.
indicating the colour green: chlorophyll
2.
chlorine: chloroform
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Word Origin and History for chloro

chloro-

before vowels chlor-, word-forming element used in chemistry, usually indicating the presence of chlorine in a compound, but sometimes "green," from Latinized comb. form of Greek khloros (see Chloe); also cf. chlorine.

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chloro in Medicine

chloro- or chlor-
pref.

  1. Green: chlorosis.

  2. Chlorine: chloroform.

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