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plastid

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noun plas·tid \ˈplas-təd\

Definition of plastid

  1. :  any of various cytoplasmic organelles (as an amyloplast or chloroplast) of photosynthetic cells that serve in many cases as centers of special metabolic activities

plas·tid·i·al play \pla-ˈsti-dē-əl\ adjective


Origin of plastid

German, from Greek plastos molded


First Known Use: 1885

Rhymes with plastid


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plastid

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noun plas·tid \ˈplas-təd\

Medical Definition of plastid

  1. :  any of various cytoplasmic organelles of photosynthetic cells that serve in many cases as centers of special metabolic activities

  2. plas·tid·i·al \pla-ˈstid-ē-əl\play adjective




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