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(Pathology) another name for chlorosis
chlo•ro•sis(klɔˈroʊ sɪs, kloʊ-)
1. an abnormally yellow color of plant tissues, resulting from partial failure to develop chlorophyll.
2. Also called greensickness. a benign iron-deficiency anemia in adolescent girls, marked by a pale yellow-green complexion.
[1675–85; < Greek chlōr(ós) yellowish green + -osis]
chlo•rot′ic (-ˈrɒt ɪk) adj.
chlorosis.See also: Complexion
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|Noun||1.||greensickness - iron deficiency anemia in young women; characterized by weakness and menstrual disturbances and a green color to the skin|