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n 1  :  the green photosynthetic coloring matter of plants found in chloroplasts and made up chiefly of a blue-black ester C55H72MgN4O5 and a dark green ester C55H70MgN4O6 - called also respectively chlorophyll a , chlorophyll b   2  :  a waxy green chlorophyll-containing substance extracted from green plants and used as a coloring agent or deodorant chlo*ro*phyl*lous also  chlo*ro*phyl*lose  adj 

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