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chlorosis

chlo·ro·sis

chlorosis

 
pronunciation:
klo ro sihs
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: an abnormal yellowing or color loss in green plant tissue because of insufficient light or nutrition, genetic disorder, or disease that results in deficient chlorophyll production.
definition 2: an iron deficiency anemia occurring mainly in pubescent girls and characterized by a greenish complexion.
derivation: chlorotic (adj.)
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