Part of speech: noun

The green coloring matter of plants.

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Usage examples "chlorophyll":

  1. No less remarkable are the diseases primarily due to insufficient or improper exposure to light, which affects the chlorophyll- apparatus and the process of carbon- assimilation and through these the whole well- being of the plant. - "Disease in Plants", H. Marshall Ward.
  2. The dominant colouring of plants, on the other hand, is an essential element in the paramount physiological activity of chlorophyll. - "Darwin and Modern Science", A.C. Seward and Others.