virescent

[vahy-res-uhnt, vi-]
adjective
1.
turning green.
2.
tending to a green color; slightly greenish.

Origin:
1820–30; < Latin virēscent- (stem of virēscēns, present participle of virēscere to become green), equivalent to vir(ēre) to be green + -ēscent- -escent

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virescent (vɪˈrɛsənt)
 
adj
greenish or becoming green
 
[C19: from Latin virescere to grow green, from virēre to be green]

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Biochemical definition of yellow-virescent and light-green suppressor mutations in barley.
Additional abnormal chlorophyll mutants, such as virescent and albino, genetics have not been studied.
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