ALL meanings of chlorosis

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  • 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
  • noun chlorosis Abnormal reduction or loss of the normal green coloration of leaves of plants, typically caused by iron deficiency in lime-rich soils, or by disease or lack of light. 1
  • noun chlorosis (Countable Noun) (medicine) An anaemia, due to deficiency of iron, characterized by a yellow-green colouration of the skin; greensickness (Wikipedia). 0
  • noun chlorosis (Uncountable Noun) (botany) A yellowing of plant tissue due to loss or absence of chlorophyll (Wikipedia). 0
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