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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.
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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
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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.
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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.
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chlorophyll

A green pigment that “traps” sunlight for photosynthesis; found in plants and some protists.
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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.)
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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
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chlorophyll

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

nChlorophyll nt
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chlorophyll

[ˈklɒrəfɪl] n (Bot) → clorofilla
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chlorophyll

(ˈklorəfil) noun
the colouring matter of the green parts of plants.
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chlor·o·phyll

n. clorofila, pigmento verde de las plantas esencial en la producción de carbohidratos por fotosíntesis.
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References in periodicals archive ?
The results of Figures 8 and 9 shows that the rate of chlorophylls is assigned in all stressed cultivars studied at both families.
Controls, 1-MCP and/or ethylene treated plants were evaluated before and after 1-MCP and/ or ethylene treatments for leaf chlorophylls and total carotenoids contents.
The contents of chlorophylls and carotenoids of tissues were expressed in pg of the pigment per gram of fresh matter ([micro]g [g.sup.-1] FM), being estimated from equations 1, 2 and 3, proposed by Lichtenthaler and Wellburn (1983):
Buchman, Chlorophylls and Carotenoids: Measurement and Characterization by UVVis Spectroscopy, vol.
The two classes of photosynthetic pigments found in plants are chlorophylls and carotenoids, which are insoluble in water but soluble in organic solvents (MARENCO; LOPES, 2005).
The chlorophylls are the natural pigments of highest concentration in plants, being present in the chloroplasts of leaves and other plant tissues.
Blackburn, "Quantifying chlorophylls and carotenoids at leaf and canopy scales: An evaluation of some hyperspectral approaches," Remote Sensing of Environment, vol.
The present data showed that GNT treatment significantly increased the contents of chlorophylls a and b and thus improved quantum efficiency.
Variations in chlorophylls, carotenoids, protein, and secondary metabolites amongst ginger (Zingiber officinale Rose.) Cultivars and their association with rhizome yield 0671., 2010; doi:10.1080/ 01140671.
Proline accumulation in canola leaf discs subjected to osmotic stress is related to the loss of chlorophylls and to the decrease of mitochondrial activity.
Chlorophyll, the pigment that makes the world go 'round, has come in four known flavors for more than 60 years: chlorophylls a, b, c and d.