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Meaning of CHLOROSIS

Pronunciation:  klow'rowsis

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  iron deficiency anemia in young women; characterized by weakness and menstrual disturbances and a green color to the skin
 

CHLOROSIS is a 9 letter word that starts with C.

 

 Synonyms: greensickness
 
 See Also: iron deficiency anaemia, iron deficiency anemia

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Chlo*ro"sis\, n. [NL., fr. Gr. ? light green: cf. F.
chlorose.]
1. (Med.) The green sickness; an an[ae]mic disease of young
   women, characterized by a greenish or grayish yellow hue
   of the skin, weakness, palpitation, etc.

2. (Bot.) A disease in plants, causing the flowers to turn
   green or the leaves to lose their normal green color.

 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: Abnormal condition characterized by absence of green pigments in plants; often caused by poor soil conditions and/or malnutrition.
 

 

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