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(word root) green
Examples of words with the root chloro-: chlorophyll
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or chlor-
1. Green: chlorosis.
2. Chlorine: chloroform.

[From Greek khlōros, green; see ghel- in Indo-European roots.]
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or before a vowel


combining form
1. indicating the colour green: chlorophyll.
2. (Chemistry) chlorine: chloroform.
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a combining form meaning “green”: chlorophyll.
[comb. form of Greek chlōrós light green, greenish yellow]


a combining form in the names of chemical compounds with chlorine present: chlorocarbon.
Also, esp. before a vowel, chlor-.
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The first units came back on stream in October 1990 with a capacity of 15,000 t/y of PVC and 10,000 t/y of chloro- acetic acid.
Nizhnekamskneftekhim, Nizhnekamsk, Russia, plans to build a multi-purpose plant to produce 30,000 metric tons per year of chloro- and bromobutyl rubber.