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Meaning of chlorophyll

chlo•ro•phyll

Pronunciation: (klôr'u-fil, klōr'-), [key]
— n. Bot., Biochem.
  1. the green coloring matter of leaves and plants, essential to the production of carbohydrates by photosynthesis, and occurring in a bluish-black form, CHMgNOand a dark-green form, CHMgNO
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