Abnormal condition of green plants in which the stems and leaves turn pale green or yellow. The yellowing is due to a reduction in the levels of the green chlorophyll pigments. It may be caused by a deficiency in essential elements (such as magnesium, iron, or manganese), a lack of light, genetic factors, or viral infection.
Bolest biljaka pri kojoj lišće gubi zelenilo (hlorofil) i postaje žuto (hlorotično).
ETYM New Lat., from Greek chloros light green: cf. French chlorose.
Iron deficiency anemia in young women; characterized by weakness and menstrual disturbances and a green color to the skin; SYN. greensickness.
Anemia in young women; green sickness; similar condition of plants, due to lack of light.
Bledilo, bleda boja lica usled izostale menstruacije, tzv. bela groznica.