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klɔˈroʊ sɪs, kloʊ-chloro·sis

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. chlorosis, greensicknessnoun

    iron deficiency anemia in young women; characterized by weakness and menstrual disturbances and a green color to the skin

Wiktionary

  1. chlorosisnoun

    An anaemia, due to deficiency of iron, characterized by a yellow-green colouration of the skin; greensickness.

  2. chlorosisnoun

    A yellowing of plant tissue due to loss or absence of chlorophyll.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Chlorosisnoun

    The green-sickness.

    Etymology: from χλώρος, green.

Wikipedia

  1. Chlorosis

    In botany, chlorosis is a condition in which leaves produce insufficient chlorophyll. As chlorophyll is responsible for the green color of leaves, chlorotic leaves are pale, yellow, or yellow-white. The affected plant has little or no ability to manufacture carbohydrates through photosynthesis and may die unless the cause of its chlorophyll insufficiency is treated and this may lead to a plant diseases called rusts, although some chlorotic plants, such as the albino Arabidopsis thaliana mutant ppi2, are viable if supplied with exogenous sucrose.The word chlorosis is derived from the Greek khloros meaning "greenish-yellow", "pale green", "pale", "pallid", or "fresh". In viticulture, the most common symptom of poor nutrition in grapevines is the yellowing of grape leaves caused by chlorosis and the subsequent loss of chlorophyll. This is often seen in vineyard soils that are high in limestone such as the Italian wine region of Barolo in the Piedmont, the Spanish wine region of Rioja and the French wine regions of Champagne and Burgundy. In these soils the grapevine often struggles to pull sufficient levels of iron which is a needed component in the production of chlorophyll.

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  1. chlorosis

    Chlorosis is a condition in plants where they lose their normal green coloring and turn pale, yellow, or yellow-white due to insufficient production of chlorophyll, often as a result of nutrient deficiency, disease, or poor environmental conditions.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Chlorosisnoun

    the green sickness; an anaemic disease of young women, characterized by a greenish or grayish yellow hue of the skin, weakness, palpitation, etc

  2. Chlorosisnoun

    a disease in plants, causing the flowers to turn green or the leaves to lose their normal green color

  3. Etymology: [NL., fr. Gr. chlwro`s light green: cf. F. chlorose.]

Wikidata

  1. Chlorosis

    In botany, chlorosis is a condition in which leaves produce insufficient chlorophyll. As chlorophyll is responsible for the green colour of leaves, chlorotic leaves are pale, yellow, or yellow-white. The affected plant has little or no ability to manufacture carbohydrates through photosynthesis and may die unless the cause of its chlorophyll insufficiency is treated, although some chlorotic plants, such as the albino Arabidopsis thaliana mutant ppi2, are viable if supplied with exogenous sucrose. Chlorosis is derived from the word Chloris or from the Greek khloros meaning 'greenish-yellow', 'pale green', 'pale', 'pallid', or 'fresh'.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Chlorosis

    green sickness, a disease incident to young females at a critical period of life, causing a pale-greenish complexion.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of chlorosis in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of chlorosis in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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