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CHLOROPHYLL

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does chlorophyll mean? 

CHLOROPHYLL (noun)
  The noun CHLOROPHYLL has 1 sense:

1. any of a group of green pigments found in photosynthetic organisms; there are four naturally occurring forms

  Familiarity information: CHLOROPHYLL used as a noun is very rare.


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CHLOROPHYLL (noun)


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Meaning:

Any of a group of green pigments found in photosynthetic organisms; there are four naturally occurring forms

Classified under:

Nouns denoting animals

Synonyms:

chlorophyl; chlorophyll

Hypernyms ("chlorophyll" is a kind of...):

pigment (dry coloring matter (especially a powder to be mixed with a liquid to produce paint etc))

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "chlorophyll"):

chlorophyll a (a blue-black plant pigment having a blue-green alcohol solution; found in all higher plants)

chlorophyll b (a dark-green plant pigment having a brilliant green alcohol solution; generally characteristic of higher plants)

chlorofucin; chlorophyll c (the chlorophyll present in brown algae, diatoms, and flagellates)

chlorophyll d (the chlorophyll found (together with chlorophyll a) in red algae)


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