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Chlorophyl definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

CHLOROPHYL, n. The green matter of the leaves of vegetables.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: any of a group of green pigments found in photosynthetic organisms; there are four naturally occurring forms [syn: chlorophyll, chlorophyl]

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Chlorophyll Chlo"ro*phyll, n. [Gr. ? light green + ? leaf: cf. F. chlorophylle.] (Bot.) Literally, leaf green; a green granular matter formed in the cells of the leaves (and other parts exposed to light) of plants, to which they owe their green color, and through which all ordinary assimilation of plant food takes place. Similar chlorophyll granules have been found in the tissues of the lower animals. [Written also chlorophyl.]



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