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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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Adj.1.chlorotic - of or pertaining to or suffering from chlorosis
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When opportunity arose he would offer to make a more finished sketch of her, he was sure she would like that; her face was interesting, the profile was lovely, and there was something curiously fascinating about the chlorotic colour.
Although four of twenty four plants (17 %) exposed to debris: soil ratios of 1:2 and 2:2, exhibited chlorotic leaf symptoms that were somewhat similar to those of CBSD, none of them tested positive to the virus even after repeated testing in a triplicate RT-PCR.
coli O157:H7 may team up with the downy mildew pathogen, which invades leaf cells when plants are wet, breaking down the leaf tissue and eventually creating chlorotic (yellowing) and necrotic, dead spots.
Completely artificial protein organelles will be constructed by in vitro processes using the well-studied Cowpea Chlorotic Mottle virus cage.
The percentage of chlorotic donor plants was low for both the nutrient treatment (4.
TYLCV produces distinctive symptoms: upwardly curled leaves that are reduced in size, brightly chlorotic leaf margins and interveinal regions on leaves, shortened petioles and a bushy appearance to plants which are reduced in size if infected early.
Typical symptoms of septoria leaf blotch appeared as chlorotic spots with the presence of small black dots that are pycnidia.
The treatments used in this experiment were: (7) BArg; (2) BT9; (3) BT9 +chlorotic; (4) BT9 + chlorotic + stunt; and (5) BT9 + Brown.
Anyone with family or friends gardening on the chalk downs of southern England, or similar geological localities, is likely to be given a chlorotic rhododendron, its leaves turning yellow as its chlorophyll-making processes fail on the alkaline soil.
propinqua is the vector of Cynodon chlorotic streak virus of its host, bermudagrass (Cynodon daetylon (L.
The healthiest gardenias I had seen locally received either morning or filtered sun, such as that provided in a narrow side yard between two houses, and still had their fair share of yellowing, chlorotic leaves.
Treated plants stop growing, wilt, become chlorotic and then necrotic, in approximately two weeks (Giesy et al.