plural -s
: 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
: any of various derivatives of chlorophyll (as copper chlorins) used as breath and body deodorants

Word History


chlorophyll + -in

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“Chlorophyllin.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2023.

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