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/klôr′əfil/ Noun 1. The green pigment found in the chloroplasts of higher plants and in cells of photosynthetic microorganisms (e.g. photosynthetic bacteria), which is primarily involved in absorbing light energy for photosynthesis. ( Syn: “Green pigment” Word origin: from the Greek words χλωρος, chloros (green) + φύλλον, phyllon...

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