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chlorophyll

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noun chlo·ro·phyll \ˈklȯr-ə-ˌfil, -fəl\

Simple Definition of chlorophyll

  • : the green substance in plants that makes it possible for them to make food from carbon dioxide and water

Full Definition of chlorophyll

  1. 1 :  the green photosynthetic pigment found chiefly in the chloroplasts of plants and occurring especially as a blue-black ester C55H72MgN4O5 or a dark green ester C55H70MgN4O6 —called also chlorophyll a, chlorophyll b

  2. 2 :  a waxy green chlorophyll-containing substance extracted from green plants and used as a coloring agent or deodorant

chlo·ro·phyl·lous play \ˌklȯr-ə-ˈfi-ləs\ adjective

CHLOROPHYLL Defined for Kids

chlorophyll

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noun chlo·ro·phyll \ˈklȯr-ə-ˌfil\

Definition of chlorophyll

  1. :  the green coloring matter found mainly in the chloroplasts of plants that absorbs energy from sunlight to produce carbohydrates from carbon dioxide and water during photosynthesis




Medical Dictionary

chlorophyll

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noun chlo·ro·phyll \ˈklōr-ə-ˌfil, ˈklȯr-, -fəl\

Medical Definition of chlorophyll

  1. 1:  the green photosynthetic coloring matter of plants found in chloroplasts and made up chiefly of a blue-black ester C55H72MgN4O5 and a dark green ester C55H70MgN4O6—called also chlorophyll a, chlorophyll b

  2. 2:  a waxy green chlorophyll-containing substance extracted from green plants and used as a coloring agent or deodorant

  3. chlo·ro·phyl·lous \ˌklōr-ə-ˈfil-əs, ˌklȯr-\play also chlo·ro·phyl·lose \-ˈfil-ˌōs, -(ˌ)fil-ˈ\play adjective





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