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ALL meanings of chlorophyll

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  • uncountable noun chlorophyll Chlorophyll is a green substance in plants which enables them to use the energy from sunlight in order to grow. 3
  • noun chlorophyll the green pigment of plants and photosynthetic algae and bacteria that traps the energy of sunlight for photosynthesis and exists in several forms, the most abundant being chlorophyll a (C55H72O5N4Mg): used as a colouring agent in medicines or food (E140) 3
  • noun chlorophyll the green pigment found in the chloroplasts of plant cells: it occurs in five forms, esp. (chlorophyll a), C55H72MgN4O5, and (chlorophyll b), C55H70MgN4O6: it is essential to the photosynthetic process and is used as a coloring agent, in topical medicines, etc. 3
  • noun chlorophyll Chlorophyll is any, or all, of a group of green pigments that are found in plants and other organisms, which enables them to use the energy from sunlight. 3
  • noun chlorophyll the green coloring matter of leaves and plants, essential to the production of carbohydrates by photosynthesis, and occurring in a bluish-black form, C 55 H 72 MgN 4 O 5 (chlorophyll a) and a dark-green form, C 55 H 70 MgN 4 O 6 (chlorophyll b) 1
  • noun chlorophyll light-sensitive chemical in plants 1
  • noun chlorophyll A green pigment, present in all green plants and in cyanobacteria, responsible for the absorption of light to provide energy for photosynthesis. Its molecule contains a magnesium atom held in a porphyrin ring. 1
  • noun chlorophyll (biochemistry) Any of a group of green pigments that are found in the chloroplasts of plants and in other photosynthetic organisms such as cyanobacteria. 0
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