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What does chloro- mean?
Chloro- comes from the Greek chlōrós, meaning “light green” or “greenish yellow.” Chlorine is so named because the gas has a pale green color.
Chloro- is a variant of chlor-, as in chloranil, used when combined with words or word elements beginning with a consonant. However, in chemistry, chlor- is also often combined to words or word elements beginning with consonants.
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Examples of chloro-
A word you are likely familiar with that features chloro- is chlorophyll, “the green coloring matter of leaves and plants.”
As we know, the first part of the word, chloro-, means “green.” The second part of the word, –phyll, means “leaf,” from the Greek phýllon. The word chlorophyll, then, literally translates to “green leaf.” How sensible!
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Chloro-percha, gutta-percha, and oxychlorid of zinc are much better for this purpose.Tin Foil and Its Combinations for Filling Teeth|Henry L. Ambler
Chloro-bromo-iodide of silver has also been recognized as a mineral and called iodembolite.
The chloride and chloro-bromide have been found in several Cornish mines, but never in very large amounts.
A chloro-fluoride, PbClF, is obtained by adding sodium fluoride to a solution of lead chloride.
The chloro-, bromo-, iodo-, sulpho- and nitro-compounds show very little effect as a rule.