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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Chlorophyll  \Chlo"ro*phyll\,  n.  [Gr.  ?  light  green  +  ?  leaf:  cf 
  F.  chlorophylle.]  (Bot.) 
  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.  [Written  also  {chlorophyl}.] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  chlorophyll 
  n  :  any  of  a  group  of  green  pigments  found  in  photosynthetic 
  organisms  [syn:  {chlorophyl}] 




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