chlorophyllous

chlorophyllous

[klawr-uh-fil-uhs, klohr-]
adjective
of or containing chlorophyll.
Also, chlorophyllose [klawr-uh-fil-ohs, klohr-] .


Origin:
1870–75; chlorophyll + -ous

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chlorophyll or chlorophyl (ˈklɔːrəfɪl)
 
n
the green pigment of plants and photosynthetic algae and bacteria that traps the energy of sunlight for photosynthesis and exists in several forms, the most abundant being chlorophyll a (C55H72O5N4Mg): used as a colouring agent in medicines or food (E140)
 
chlorophyl or chlorophyl
 
n
 
'chlorophylloid or chlorophyl
 
adj
 
chloro'phyllous or chlorophyl
 
adj

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