pyrenoid


py·re·noid

noun \pī-ˈrē-ˌnid, ˈpī-rə-\

Definition of PYRENOID

:  one of the protein bodies in the chloroplasts of various lower organisms (as some algae) that are involved in starch synthesis and deposition

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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