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chlor·o·sis

(klōr-ō'sis),
Rarely used term for a form of chronic hypochromic microcytic (iron deficiency) anemia, characterized by a great reduction in hemoglobin out of proportion to the decreased number of red blood cells; observed chiefly in females from puberty to the third decade and usually associated with diets deficient in iron and protein.
[chloro- + G. -osis, condition]

chlorosis

(klə-rō′sĭs)
n.
1. The yellowing or whitening of normally green plant tissue because of a decreased amount of chlorophyll, often as a result of disease or nutrient deficiency.
2. An iron-deficiency anemia, primarily of young women, characterized by a greenish-yellow discoloration of the skin. Also called greensickness.

chlo·rot′ic (-rŏt′ĭk) adj.
chlo·rot′i·cal·ly adv.

chlorosis

[klôrō′sis]
Usage notes: obsolete.
an iron deficiency anemia of young women characterized by hypochromic, microcytic erythrocytes and a small reduction in the total number of erythrocytes. See also anemia.
A term first used in 1615 by J. Varandal for iron-deficiency anemia with yellow-green skin pallor of young women

chlorosis

A greenish tinge to the skin formerly associated with severe iron deficiency anaemia in malnourished young women. It is now almost unknown in developed countries.

chlorosis

a yellowing of plant leaves caused by lack of CHLOROPHYLL pigment due to mineral deficiency (e.g. that of magnesium, iron) or disease (e.g. virus yellows) which results in a decrease in photosynthetic rate.