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Meaning of chlorosis

chlo•ro•sis

Pronunciation: (klô-rō'sis, klō-), [key]
— n.
  1. an abnormally yellow color of plant tissues, resulting from partial failure to develop chlorophyll, caused by a nutrient deficiency or the activities of a pathogen.
  2. a benign type of iron-deficiency anemia in adolescent girls, marked by a pale yellow-green complexion.
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