any of a group of green pigments found in photosynthetic organisms; there are four naturally occurring forms
Any of a group of green pigments that are found in the chloroplasts of plants and in other photosynthetic organisms such as cyanobacteria.
literally, leaf green; a green granular matter formed in the cells of the leaves (and other parts exposed to light) of plants, to which they owe their green color, and through which all ordinary assimilation of plant food takes place. Similar chlorophyll granules have been found in the tissues of the lower animals
Chlorophyll is a green pigment found in cyanobacteria and the chloroplasts of algae and plants. Its name is derived from the Greek words χλωρός, chloros and φύλλον, phyllon. Chlorophyll is an extremely important biomolecule, critical in photosynthesis, which allows plants to absorb energy from light. Chlorophyll absorbs light most strongly in the blue portion of the electromagnetic spectrum, followed by the red portion. However, it is a poor absorber of green and near-green portions of the spectrum, hence the green color of chlorophyll-containing tissues. Chlorophyll was first isolated by Joseph Bienaimé Caventou and Pierre Joseph Pelletier in 1817. ⁕ Chlorophyll gives leaves their green color and absorbs light that is used in photosynthesis. ⁕ Chlorophyll is found in high concentrations in chloroplasts of plant cells. ⁕ Absorption maxima of chlorophylls against the spectrum of white light. ⁕ SeaWiFS-derived average sea surface chlorophyll for the period 1998 to 2006.
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
the green colouring matter in plants, especially the leaves; due to the presence and action of light.
U.S. National Library of Medicine
Porphyrin derivatives containing magnesium that act to convert light energy in photosynthetic organisms.
The numerical value of chlorophyll in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of chlorophyll in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
What happened I think is that the chlorophyll-based photosynthesis is more efficient, which means they generally have outcompeted the the purple organisms, in evolution, you had progression from more primitive to more complex and capable systems.
Billy No I will not make out with you. Did ya hear that this girl wants to make out with me in the middle of class. You got Chlorophyll Man up there talking about God knows what and all she can talk about is making out with me. I'm here to learn, everybody, not to make out with you. Go on with the chlorophyll.
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- clorofil·laCatalan, Valencian
- klorofyl, bladgrøntDanish
- Blattgrün, ChlorophyllGerman
- سبزینه, کلروفیلPersian
- klorofylli, lehtivihreäFinnish
- पर्णहरित, क्लोरोफिलHindi
- klórófýl, laufgræna, blaðgrænaIcelandic
- 葉緑素, クロロフィルJapanese
- 葉綠素, 클로로필, 엽록소Korean
- klorofil, zat hijauMalay
- klorofyll, bladgrøntNorwegian
- bladgrønt, klorofyllNorwegian Nynorsk
- raphi q'umirQuechua
- klorofil, hlorofil, клорофил, хлорофилSerbo-Croatian
- klorofyll, bladgröntSwedish
- chất diệp lục, diệp lục tốVietnamese
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