plastid


plas·tid

noun \ˈplas-təd\

Definition of PLASTID

:  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 \pla-ˈsti-dē-əl\ adjective

Origin of PLASTID

German, from Greek plastos molded
First Known Use: 1885

Rhymes with PLASTID

plas·tid

noun \ˈplas-təd\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of PLASTID

: any of various cytoplasmic organelles of photosynthetic cells that serve in many cases as centers of special metabolic activities
plas·tid·i·al \pla-ˈstid-ē-əl\ adjective

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