noun chlo·ro·phyl·lin

Definition of chlorophyllin



  1. 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. 2 :  any of various derivatives of chlorophyll (as copper chlorins) used as breath and body deodorants

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Origin and Etymology of chlorophyllin

chlorophyll + -in

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to cast off or become cast off

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