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chlorosis Line breaks: chlor|osis
Pronunciation: /klɒˈrəʊsɪs/

Definition of chlorosis in English:


[mass noun] (plural chloroses)
1 Botany Loss of the normal green coloration of leaves of plants, caused by iron deficiency in lime-rich soils, disease, or lack of light.
Example sentences
  • Like their plant-sucking cousins, whiteflies pierce leaf tissues causing noticeable wilting, chlorosis, loss of leaves and/or stunted growth.
  • At the end of the experimental period leaves of these plants showed symptoms of chlorosis.
  • Iron deficiency is characterized by an interveinal chlorosis of young leaves while the veins remain green.
2 Medicine Anaemia caused by iron deficiency, especially in adolescent girls, causing a pale, faintly greenish complexion.
Example sentences
  • Victims of chlorosis were usually maidens in their middle teens.
  • Between 1870 and 1920, chlorosis, a form of anemia, was widely reported in female adolescents in the United States.


Pronunciation: /kləˈrɒtɪk/
Example sentences
  • In A. thaliana, the iron signal showed a progressive increase from healthy non-infected leaves to green areas of infected leaves and to chlorotic areas of infected leaves.
  • However, the combination of glucose and ABA caused an inhibition of early wild-type seedling growth that resulted in underdeveloped plantlets that were chlorotic and anthocyanic.
  • The team was first formed in the 1960s in response to a dual epidemic of maize chlorotic dwarf virus and a potyvirus, maize dwarf mosaic virus, that devastated Ohio's cornfields.

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