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Meaning of CHLOROPHYLL

Pronunciation:  'klowrufil

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  any of a group of green pigments found in photosynthetic organisms
 

CHLOROPHYLL is a 11 letter word that starts with C.

 

 Synonyms: chlorophyl
 
 See Also: chlorophyll a, chlorophyll b, pigment

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Chlo"ro*phyll\, n. [Gr. ? light green + ? leaf: cf.
F. chlorophylle.] (Bot.)
Literally, leaf green; a green granular matter formed in the
cells of the leaves (and other parts exposed to light) of
plants, to which they owe their green color, and through
which all ordinary assimilation of plant food takes place.
Similar chlorophyll granules have been found in the tissues
of the lower animals. [Written also {chlorophyl}.]

 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: A green, light-absorbing pigment found in plants and other photosynthetic organisms. A magnesium-porphyrin complex, it is an essential electron donor in photosynthesis.
 

 

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