chloroplast

noun chlo·ro·plast \ ˈklȯr-ə-ˌplast \

Definition of chloroplast

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

chloroplastic

play \ˌklȯr-ə-ˈplas-tik\ adjective

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CHLOROPLAST Defined for Kids

chloroplast

noun chlo·ro·plast \ ˈklȯr-ə-ˌplast \

Definition of chloroplast for Students

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

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chloroplast

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

medical Definition of chloroplast

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

chloroplastic

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

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