chlorophyllin

noun
chlo·​ro·​phyl·​lin
plural -s

Definition of chlorophyllin

1 : any of several water-soluble pigments derived from chlorophyll by hydrolysis with alkali with replacement of both the methyl and phytyl radicals by hydrogen or a metal
2 : any of various derivatives of chlorophyll (as copper chlorins) used as breath and body deodorants

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chlorophyll + -in

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“Chlorophyllin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chlorophyllin. Accessed 23 Jan. 2021.

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