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Meaning of bacteriochlorophyll

bac•te•ri•o•chlo•ro•phyll

Pronunciation: (bak-tēr"ē-ō-klôr'u-fil, -klōr'-), [key]
— n. Biochem.
  1. a pale blue-gray form of chlorophyll that is unique to the photosynthetic but anaerobic purple bacteria.
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