chloro-


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chloro-

or chlor-
pref.
1. Green: chlorosis.
2. Chlorine: chloroform.

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

chloro-

or before a vowel

chlor-

combining form
1. indicating the colour green: chlorophyll.
2. (Chemistry) chlorine: chloroform.

chloro-1

,
a combining form meaning “green”: chlorophyll.
[comb. form of Greek chlōrós light green, greenish yellow]

chloro-2

,
a combining form in the names of chemical compounds with chlorine present: chlorocarbon.
Also, esp. before a vowel, chlor-.
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