- Any of a group of green pigments that are found in the chloroplasts of plants and in other photosynthetic organisms such as cyanobacteria
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia
Chlo"ro*phyll (?), n. [Gr.
chlwro`s light green + fy`llon 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
- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
Chlorophyll, the green colouring matter in plants, especially the
leaves; due to the presence and action of light.
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