chlorotically

chlorosis

[klaw-roh-sis, kloh-]
noun
1.
an abnormally yellow color of plant tissues, resulting from partial failure to develop chlorophyll, caused by a nutrient deficiency or the activities of a pathogen.
2.
Also called greensickness. Pathology. a benign type of iron-deficiency anemia in adolescent girls, marked by a pale yellow-green complexion.

Origin:
1675–85; chlor-1 + -osis

chlorotic [klaw-rot-ik, kloh-] , adjective
chlorotically, adverb
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chlorosis (klɔːˈrəʊsɪs)
 
n
1.  pathol Also called: greensickness a disorder, formerly common in adolescent girls, characterized by pale greenish-yellow skin, weakness, and palpitation and caused by insufficient iron in the body
2.  botany a deficiency of chlorophyll in green plants caused by mineral deficiency, lack of light, disease, etc, the leaves appearing uncharacteristically pale
 
[C17: from chloro- + -osis]
 
chlorotic
 
adj

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chlorosis chlo·ro·sis (klə-rō'sĭs)
n.
A form of chronic anemia, primarily of young women, characterized by a greenish-yellow discoloration of the skin and usually associated with deficiency in iron and protein. Also called chloremia.


chlo·rot'ic (-rŏt'ĭk) adj.
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chlorosis   (klə-rō'sĭs)  Pronunciation Key 
The yellowing or whitening of normally green plant tissue because of loss or decreased production of chlorophyll, often as a result of disease, insufficient light, or inadequate sources of iron and magnesium.
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