Definitions

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  • n. The red pigment of leaves, fruits, flowers, etc., in distinction from chlorophyll.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The red coloring matter of leaves, fruits, flowers, etc., in distinction from chlorophyll.

Etymologies

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erythro- + -phyll

Examples

  • Mr. Sorby examined the colouring matter with the spectroscope, and informs me that it consists of the commonest species of erythrophyll, "which is often met with in leaves with low vitality, and in parts, like the petioles, which carry on leaf-functions in a very imperfect manner.

    Insectivorous Plants

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