chlo·​rin | \ ˈklōrə̇n, -ȯr- \
variants: or less commonly chlorine \ " How to pronounce chlorin (audio) , -​ōrˌēn How to pronounce chlorin (audio) , -​ȯˌrēn How to pronounce chlorin (audio) \
plural -s

Definition of chlorin

: any of several derivatives of chlorophyll obtained by hydrolysis, removal of the magnesium, sometimes with replacement by another metal (as copper), and opening of the carbocyclic ring — see chlorophyllin sense 2

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History and Etymology for chlorin

chlorophyll + -in, -ine

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“Chlorin.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Feb. 2021.

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