chloroplast

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noun chlo·ro·plast \ˈklȯr-ə-ˌplast\

Definition of chloroplast

  1. :  a plastid that contains chlorophyll and is the site of photosynthesis — see cell illustration

chloroplastic

play \ˌklȯr-ə-ˈplas-tik\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of chloroplast

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First Known Use: 1887

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CHLOROPLAST Defined for Kids

chloroplast

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noun chlo·ro·plast \ˈklȯr-ə-ˌplast\

Definition of chloroplast for Students

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


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chloroplast

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

Medical Definition of chloroplast

  1. :  a plastid that contains chlorophyll and is the site of photosynthesis and starch formation

chloroplastic

\ˌklōr-ə-ˈplas-tik, ˌklȯr-\play adjective

Illustration of chloroplast


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