a combining form meaning “green,” used in the formation of compound words: chlorine.
Also, especially before a consonant, chloro-1.

combining form of Greek chlōrós light green, greenish yellow; akin to yellow, gold, gleam Unabridged


a combining form used in the names of chemical compounds in which chlorine is present: chloramine.
Also, especially before a consonant, chloro-2. Unabridged
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combining form
a variant of chloro-

chloro- or (before a vowel) chlor-
combining form
1.  indicating the colour green: chlorophyll
2.  chlorine: chloroform
chlor- or (before a vowel) chlor-
combining form

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chlor- pref.
Variant of chloro-.

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