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chloroplast

noun chlo·ro·plast \ˈklr-ə-ˌplast\

Definition of CHLOROPLAST

:  a plastid that contains chlorophyll and is the site of photosynthesis — see cell illustration
chlo·ro·plas·tic \ˌklr-ə-ˈplas-tik\ adjective
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Origin of CHLOROPLAST

International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: 1887

Other Botany Terms

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CHLOROPLASTS Defined for Kids

chloroplast

noun chlo·ro·plast \ˈklr-ə-ˌplast\

Definition of CHLOROPLAST for Kids

:  one of the tiny parts in a plant cell that contains chlorophyll and is the place where photosynthesis occurs
Medical Dictionary

chloroplast

noun chlo·ro·plast \ˈklōr-ə-ˌplast, ˈklr-\

Medical Definition of CHLOROPLAST

:  a plastid that contains chlorophyll and is the site of photosynthesis and starch formation
chlo·ro·plas·tic \ˌklōr-ə-ˈplas-tik, ˌklr-\ adjective

Illustration of CHLOROPLAST

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