chlorin

noun

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

Word History

Etymology

chlorophyll + -in, -ine

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“Chlorin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chlorin. Accessed 29 Feb. 2024.

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