chlorosis

noun chlo·ro·sis \ klə-ˈrō-səs \
Updated on: 26 Apr 2018

Definition of chlorosis

1 : an iron-deficiency anemia especially of adolescent girls that may impart a greenish tint to the skin called also greensickness
2 : a diseased condition in green plants marked by yellowing or blanching

chlorotic

play \-ˈrä-tik\ adjective

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1678

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chlorosis

noun chlo·ro·sis \ klə-ˈrō-səs \

medical Definition of chlorosis

plural chloroses play \-ˌsēz\
: an iron-deficiency anemia especially of adolescent girls that may impart a greenish tint to the skin called also greensickness

chlorotic

play \-ˈrät-ik\ adjective

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