bacteriochlorophyll

noun
bac·​te·​ri·​o·​chlo·​ro·​phyll | \ bak-ˌtir-ē-ō-ˈklȯr-ə-ˌfil How to pronounce bacteriochlorophyll (audio) , -fəl \

Definition of bacteriochlorophyll

: a pyrrole derivative in photosynthetic bacteria related to the chlorophyll of higher plants

First Known Use of bacteriochlorophyll

1937, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about bacteriochlorophyll

Time Traveler for bacteriochlorophyll

Time Traveler

The first known use of bacteriochlorophyll was in 1937

See more words from the same year

Statistics for bacteriochlorophyll

Cite this Entry

“Bacteriochlorophyll.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bacteriochlorophyll. Accessed 5 December 2019.

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for bacteriochlorophyll

bacteriochlorophyll

noun
bac·​te·​ri·​o·​chlo·​ro·​phyll | \ bak-ˌtir-ē-ō-ˈklōr-ə-ˌfil, -ˈklȯr-, -fəl How to pronounce bacteriochlorophyll (audio) \

Medical Definition of bacteriochlorophyll

: a pyrrole derivative in photosynthetic bacteria related to the chlorophyll of higher plants

More from Merriam-Webster on bacteriochlorophyll

Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about bacteriochlorophyll

Comments on bacteriochlorophyll

What made you want to look up bacteriochlorophyll? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to accept, comply, or submit

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Semantic Drift Quiz

  • a twisty river
  • Which of the following was once a synonym for fun?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Syn City

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!