1. variant of chlor-1 before a consonant: chlorophyll.

  1. variant of chlor-2 before a consonant: chloroform.

combining form

  1. indicating the colour greenchlorophyll
  2. chlorinechloroform

before vowels chlor-, word-forming element used in chemistry, usually indicating the presence of chlorine in a compound, but sometimes “green,” from Latinized comb. form of Greek khloros (see Chloe); also cf. chlorine.


  1. Green:chlorosis.
  2. Chlorine:chloroform.

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