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English definition of “chlorophyll”


noun [U]     /ˈklɒr.ə.fɪl/ US  /ˈklɔːr.ə-/
the green substance in plants , that allows them to use the energy from the sun Plant biochemistrySpecific chemicals, chemical compounds and gasesSubstances and structures in the bodyTypes of chemical
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