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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [klaw-roh-sis, kloh-]
    • /klɔˈroʊ sɪs, kloʊ-/
    • /klə.ˈrəʊ.sɪs/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [klaw-roh-sis, kloh-]
    • /klɔˈroʊ sɪs, kloʊ-/

Definitions of chlorosis word

  • noun chlorosis a disorder, formerly common in adolescent girls, characterized by pale greenish-yellow skin, weakness, and palpitation and caused by insufficient iron in the body 3
  • noun chlorosis a deficiency of chlorophyll in green plants caused by mineral deficiency, lack of light, disease, etc, the leaves appearing uncharacteristically pale 3
  • noun chlorosis an abnormal condition of plants in which the green parts lose their color or turn yellow as a result of a lack of chlorophyll production due to disease, lack of light, etc. 3
  • noun chlorosis a form of iron-deficiency anemia sometimes affecting girls at puberty and causing the skin to turn a greenish color 3
  • noun chlorosis an abnormally yellow color of plant tissues, resulting from partial failure to develop chlorophyll, caused by a nutrient deficiency or the activities of a pathogen. 1
  • noun chlorosis Also called greensickness. Pathology. a benign type of iron-deficiency anemia in adolescent girls, marked by a pale yellow-green complexion. 1

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Origin of chlorosis

First appearance:

before 1675
One of the 48% oldest English words
First recorded in 1675-85; chlor-1 + -osis

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Parts of speech for Chlorosis


chlorosis popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 82% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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Synonyms for chlorosis

noun chlorosis

  • lifeless — not endowed with life; having no life; inanimate: lifeless matter.
  • self-emptying — containing nothing; having none of the usual or appropriate contents: an empty bottle.
  • ischemia — local deficiency of blood supply produced by vasoconstriction or local obstacles to the arterial flow.
  • aplastic anemia — a form of anemia resulting from a failure of the bone marrow to produce adequate quantities of the essential blood components, including leukocytes and platelets
  • bloodless — A bloodless coup or victory is one in which nobody is killed.

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