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chlorophyll

chlo·ro·phyll (chlo·ro·phyl)

chlorophyll (chlorophyl)

pronunciation:
klo r fIl
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part of speech: noun
definition: the green pigment in the leaves and stems of plants that is necessary for the production of plant food by photosynthesis.
derivation: chlorophylloid (adj.)
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The word chlorophyll contains the following parts:
chlor, chloro Greek root that means light green; containing chlorine
synonyms:
verd
 
phyll, phyllo Greek root that means leaf