chloro-

1

variant of chlor-1 before a consonant: chlorophyll.

Definition for chloro- (2 of 2)

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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