n. [Gr. chloros, yellow-green; L. cruor, blood]
(ANNELIDA: Polychaeta)
A green respiratory pigment found in the blood; an iron porphyrin, differing from hemoglobin in one of the side chains, hence green pigment.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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