noun Botany, Biochemistry.
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OTHER WORDS FROM chlorophyllchlo·ro·phyl·loid, adjective
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Loss of the chlorophyll pigments responsible for photosynthesis is common in parasitic plants that rely on their hosts for sustenance.A reeking, parasitic plant lost its body and much of its genetic blueprint|Jake Buehler|February 10, 2021|Science News
If a molecule, such as chlorophyll, has the right shape, it can absorb the energy from some wavelengths of light.
Those membranes are filled with chlorophyll, a green pigment.
When the stalk is dried out, it is crushed to extract its green juice (the liquid is green because of chlorophyll in the plant).
In other words, Grew seems to have observed the characteristic fluorescence of chlorophyll.
The same leaves, now looking so dead, revive their chlorophyll, and become green in the spring.A Journal from Japan|Marie Carmichael Stopes
The red rays are life to the chlorophyll-bearing plant, the violet rays are death.
The centrosomata grow independently and increase by cleavage, like the chromoplasts (chlorophyll particles, etc.).
As a rule, the ferruginous chlorophyll can only form new plasm with the help of light-waves.
British Dictionary definitions for chlorophyll
Derived forms of chlorophyllchlorophylloid, adjectivechlorophyllous, adjective
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Scientific definitions for chlorophyll
From its name, one might think that chlorophyll has chlorine in it, but it doesn't. The chloro- of chlorophyll comes from the Greek word for green; chlorophyll in fact is the chemical compound that gives green plants their characteristic color. The name of the chemical element chlorine comes from the same root as the prefix chloro-, and is so called because it is a greenish-colored gas.