Definition of pyrenoid
: a protein body in the chloroplasts of algae and hornworts that is involved in carbon fixation and starch formation and storage
Origin of pyrenoid
International Scientific Vocabulary, from New Latin pyrena stone of a fruit, from Greek pyrēn; akin to Greek pyros wheat grain, wheat — more at furze
First Known Use: circa 1875
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