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chlorosis

noun chlo·ro·sis \klə-ˈrō-səs\

Definition of CHLOROSIS

1
:  an iron-deficiency anemia especially of adolescent girls that may impart a greenish tint to the skin —called also greensickness
2
:  a diseased condition in green plants marked by yellowing or blanching
chlo·rot·ic \-ˈrä-tik\ adjective

First Known Use of CHLOROSIS

1678
Medical Dictionary

chlorosis

noun chlo·ro·sis \klə-ˈrō-səs\
plural chlo·ro·ses \-ˌsēz\

Medical Definition of CHLOROSIS

:  an iron-deficiency anemia especially of adolescent girls that may impart a greenish tint to the skin—called also greensickness
chlo·rot·ic \-ˈrät-ik\ adjective

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