• WordNet 3.6
    • n chlorosis iron deficiency anemia in young women; characterized by weakness and menstrual disturbances and a green color to the skin
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Chlorosis (Bot) A disease in plants, causing the flowers to turn green or the leaves to lose their normal green color.
    • Chlorosis (Med) The green sickness; an anæmic disease of young women, characterized by a greenish or grayish yellow hue of the skin, weakness, palpitation, etc.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n chlorosis The greensickness, a peculiar form of anemia or bloodlessness which affects young women at or near the period of puberty. It is characterized by a pale or greenish hue of the skin, amenorrhea, weakness, languor, palpitation, dyspepsia, depraved appetite, etc.
    • n chlorosis In botany: Etiolation. The term is sometimes limited to the blanching which occasionally occurs in plants from lack of iron, an element which is found to be essential to the formation and green color of chlorophyl granules.
    • n chlorosis A transformation of the ordinarily colored parts of a flower into green leaf-like or sepal-like organs, as in what are known as “green roses.” Also called chloranthy.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Chlorosis properly green-sickness, a peculiar form of anæmia or bloodlessness, common in young women, and connected with the disorders incident to the critical period of life
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
NL., fr. Gr. chlwro`s light green: cf. F. chlorose,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. chlōros, pale-green.


In literature:

Richelot observed white mottling of hair in a girl sick with chlorosis.
"Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine" by George M. Gould
CHLOROSIS, green sickness, a disease incident to young females at a critical period of life, causing a pale-greenish complexion.
"The Nuttall Encyclopaedia" by Edited by Rev. James Wood
As Luzet has said, hysteria and chlorosis are sisters.
"Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 1 (of 6)" by Havelock Ellis
Pale lips indicate anaemia and chlorosis, and lips of a bluish hue are signs of a generally weakened organism.
"Valere Aude" by Louis Dechmann
A dilated pupil is often observed in catarrhal consumption, congestion of the brain, low fevers, and chlorosis.
"The People's Common Sense Medical Adviser in Plain English" by R. V. Pierce
This is true especially in young girls who have what is called chlorosis or green sickness.
"Herself" by E. B. Lowry
Children suffering from anemia are pale; girls with chlorosis have a peculiar greenish yellow tint in the skin.
"The Eugenic Marriage, Volume IV. (of IV.)" by Grant Hague
Sometimes this chlorosis results in blotches, which may extend for a considerable distance from the margin towards the mid-rib.
"Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the Forty-Second Annual Meeting" by Northern Nut Growers Association
A special kind of anemia affecting young girls is called chlorosis.
"Woman" by William J. Robinson
St. Venise, against chlorosis.
"Three Thousand Years of Mental Healing" by George Barton Cutten
Anemia and chlorosis (poor blood) should be treated by the administration of iron in some form.
"The Eugenic Marriage, Vol 2 (of 4)" by W. Grant Hague
General debility, anaemia, chlorosis, dyspepsia, and similar conditions are to be variously looked upon as predisposing.
"Essentials of Diseases of the Skin" by Henry Weightman Stelwagon
The small quantity and difficulty of the discharge is owing to arterial inactivity, as in chlorosis.
"Zoonomia, Vol. II" by Erasmus Darwin
Marked =increase of the blood platelets= occurs in chlorosis (Muir) and in posthaemorrhagic anaemia (Hayem).
"Histology of the Blood" by Paul Ehrlich
Chlorosis is the type of anaemias from imperfect blood-formation.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Slice 1" by Various
It is almost always so with chlorosis.
"The Awakening of Spring" by Frank Wedekind
Chlorosis, 122, 165, 179, 180, 181.
"Disease in Plants" by H. Marshall Ward
It has been said that this effect has been vividly illustrated in certain forms of chlorosis.
"A System of Practical Medicine by American Authors, Vol. I" by Various

In news:

Symptoms Iron chlorosis is the most common micronutrient problem of ornamentals, shrubs, vines, small fruits, and trees in Nort Eastern New Mexico.
Crops grown on calcareous soils often fall victim to chlorosis, an iron (Fe) deficiency that can lead to internervial yellowing in young leaves.
Crops grown on calcareous soils often fall victim to chlorosis , an iron (Fe) deficiency that can lead to internervial yellowing in young leaves.
Adjust crop load to avert chlorosis in Honeycrisp.
Blueberry iron chlorosis — photo gallery.
Despite a grower's best efforts, blueberry plantings can display moderate to severe leaf chlorosis, which often inhibits optimum production.