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chlo·ro·sis

 (klə-rō′sĭs)
n.
1. The yellowing or whitening of normally green plant tissue because of a decreased amount of chlorophyll, often as a result of disease or nutrient deficiency.
2. An iron-deficiency anemia, primarily of young women, characterized by a greenish-yellow discoloration of the skin. Also called greensickness.

chlo·rot′ic (-rŏt′ĭk) adj.
chlo·rot′i·cal·ly adv.
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chlorosis

(klɔːˈrəʊsɪs)
n
1. (Pathology) pathol Also called: greensickness a disorder, formerly common in adolescent girls, characterized by pale greenish-yellow skin, weakness, and palpitation and caused by insufficient iron in the body
2. (Plant Pathology) botany a deficiency of chlorophyll in green plants caused by mineral deficiency, lack of light, disease, etc, the leaves appearing uncharacteristically pale
[C17: from chloro- + -osis]
chlorotic adj
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chlo•ro•sis

(klɔˈroʊ sɪs, kloʊ-)

n.
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.
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chlorosis

1. a diseased condition of plants in which green parts lose their color or turn yellowish.
2. the process by which floral parts of a plant turn into leaves. Also chloranthy. See also disease and illness.
See also: Plants
green sickness; a disease of girls in puberty, characterized by, among other symptoms, greenishness of the skin.
See also: Disease and Illness
greensickness; a disease of girls in puberty, characterized by, among other symptoms, greenishness of the complexion.
See also: Complexion
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chlorosis

The yellowing of leaves usually caused by a deficiency of iron.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.chlorosis - iron deficiency anemia in young womenchlorosis - iron deficiency anemia in young women; characterized by weakness and menstrual disturbances and a green color to the skin
iron deficiency anaemia, iron deficiency anemia - a form of anemia due to lack of iron in the diet or to iron loss as a result of chronic bleeding
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Translations

chlorosis

[klɔːˈrəʊsɪs] n (Med, Bot) → clorosi f
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chlor·o·sis

n. clorosis, tipo de anemia vista esp. en la mujer y usualmente relacionada con deficiencia de hierro.
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