bacteriochlorophyll

[ bak-teer-ee-oh-klawr-uh-fil, -klohr- ]

nounBiochemistry.
  1. a pale blue-gray form of chlorophyll that is unique to the photosynthetic but anaerobic purple bacteria.

Origin of bacteriochlorophyll

1
First recorded in 1935–40; bacterio- + chlorophyll

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