chloro-

1

variant of chlor-1 before a consonant: chlorophyll.

Nearby words

  1. chlorine dioxide,
  2. chlorinity,
  3. chlorite,
  4. chloritic,
  5. chlormerodrin,
  6. chloroacetic,
  7. chloroacetic acid,
  8. chloroacetone,
  9. chloroacetophenone,
  10. chloroargyrite

chloro-

2

variant of chlor-2 before a consonant: chloroform.
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British Dictionary definitions for chloro-

chloro-

before a vowel chlor-

combining form

indicating the colour greenchlorophyll
chlorinechloroform
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Word Origin and History for chloro-

chloro-

before vowels chlor-, word-forming element used in chemistry, usually indicating the presence of chlorine in a compound, but sometimes "green," from Latinized comb. form of Greek khloros (see Chloe); also cf. chlorine.

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Medicine definitions for chloro-

chloro-

pref.

Green:chlorosis.
Chlorine:chloroform.

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