from The Century Dictionary.
- Pertaining to chlorophyl; containing chlorophyl: as, “chlorophyllian cells,”
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As we see it to-day, at the point to which it was brought by a scission of the mutually complementary tendencies which it contained within itself, life is entirely dependent on the chlorophyllian function of the plant.
The evolution of life really continues, as we have shown, an initial impulsion: this impulsion, which has determined the development of the chlorophyllian function in the plant and of the sensori-motor system in the animal, brings life to more and more efficient acts by the fabrication and use of more and more powerful explosives.
Chiefly by the chlorophyllian function, a chemicism _sui generis_ of which we do not possess the key, and which is probably unlike that of our laboratories.
If he could set up the chlorophyllian process in his chemical reactions among inorganic compounds, the secret of life would be in his hands.
The fungi do not possess this wonderful chlorophyllian power, and hence cannot use the sunbeam to snatch their carbon from the air; they must get it from decomposed vegetable matter; they feed, as the animals do, upon elements that have gone through the cycle of vegetable life.