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chlo·ro·phyll

 (klôr′ə-fĭl)
n.
Any of a group of green pigments that capture light energy used as the energy source in photosynthesis and that are found in the chloroplasts of plants and other photosynthetic organisms such as cyanobacteria, especially:
a. A waxy blue-black microcrystalline green-plant pigment, C55H72MgN4O5, with a characteristic blue-green alcohol solution. Also called chlorophyll a.
b. A similar green-plant pigment, C55H70MgN4O6, having a brilliant green alcohol solution. Also called chlorophyll b.

chlo′ro·phyl′lous adj.

chlorophyll

(ˈklɔːrəfɪl) or

chlorophyl

n
(Botany) the green pigment of plants and photosynthetic algae and bacteria that traps the energy of sunlight for photosynthesis and exists in several forms, the most abundant being chlorophyll a (C55H72O5N4Mg): used as a colouring agent in medicines or food (E140)
ˈchloroˌphylloid adj
ˌchloroˈphyllous adj

chlo•ro•phyll

or chlo•ro•phyl

(ˈklɔr ə fɪl, ˈkloʊr-)

n.
the green pigment of plant leaves and algae, essential to their production of carbohydrates by photosynthesis.
[< French chlorophylle (1818); see chloro-1, -phyll]
chlo`ro•phyl′lous (-ˈfɪl əs) chlo`ro•phyl′lose (-oʊs) adj.

chlo·ro·phyll

(klôr′ə-fĭl)
Any of several green pigments found in photosynthetic organisms, such as green plants. Chlorophyll is composed of carbon, hydrogen, magnesium, nitrogen, and oxygen. See more at photosynthesis.
Word History From its name, we might think that chlorophyll has chlorine in it, but it doesn't. The chloro- of chlorophyll means "green"; chlorophyll in fact is the chemical compound that gives green plants their characteristic color. The name of the chemical element chlorine comes from the same root as the prefix chloro-, and is so called because it is a greenish-colored gas.

chlorophyll

A green pigment that “traps” sunlight for photosynthesis; found in plants and some protists.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.chlorophyll - any of a group of green pigments found in photosynthetic organismschlorophyll - any of a group of green pigments found in photosynthetic organisms; there are four naturally occurring forms
chlorophyll a - a blue-black plant pigment having a blue-green alcohol solution; found in all higher plants
chlorophyll b - a dark-green plant pigment having a brilliant green alcohol solution; generally characteristic of higher plants
chlorofucin, chlorophyll c - the chlorophyll present in brown algae, diatoms, and flagellates
chlorophyll d - the chlorophyll found (together with chlorophyll a) in red algae
pigment - dry coloring material (especially a powder to be mixed with a liquid to produce paint, etc.)
Translations
مادَّة اليَخْضور
хлорофил
chlorofyl
klorofyl
klorofüll
klorofyllilehtivihreä
klorofil
klorofill
blaîgræna
クロロフィル葉緑素
chlorofilas
hlorofils
chlorofyl
klorofil
klorofil

chlorophyll

[ˈklɒrəfɪl] Nclorofila f

chlorophyll

[ˈklɒrəfɪl] nchlorophylle fchoc-ice choc ice [ˈtʃɒkaɪs] (British) ncrème glacée f au chocolat

chlorophyll

nChlorophyll nt

chlorophyll

[ˈklɒrəfɪl] n (Bot) → clorofilla

chlorophyll

(ˈklorəfil) noun
the colouring matter of the green parts of plants.

chlor·o·phyll

n. clorofila, pigmento verde de las plantas esencial en la producción de carbohidratos por fotosíntesis.
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