variant of chlor-1 before a consonant: chlorophyll.
Definition for chloro- (2 of 2)
variant of chlor-2 before a consonant: chloroform.
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British Dictionary definitions for chloro-
before a vowel chlor-
indicating the colour greenchlorophyll
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Word Origin and History for 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-
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