Chlo*ro"sis (?), n. [NL., fr. Gr. light green: cf. F. chlorose.]

1. Med.

The green sickness; an anaemic 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.


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