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chlorosis


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Chlorosis  \Chlo*ro"sis\,  n.  [NL.,  fr  Gr  ?  light  green:  cf  F. 
  chlorose.] 
  1.  (Med.)  The  green  sickness;  an  an[ae]mic  disease  of  young 
  women,  characterized  by  a  greenish  or  grayish  yellow  hue 
  of  the  skin,  weakness,  palpitation,  etc 
 
  2.  (Bot.)  A  disease  in  plants,  causing  the  flowers  to  turn 
  green  or  the  leaves  to  lose  their  normal  green  color. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  chlorosis 
  n  :  iron  deficiency  anemia  in  young  women;  characterized  by 
  weakness  and  menstrual  disturbances  and  a  green  color  to 
  the  skin  [syn:  {greensickness}] 




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