chloroplast

noun
chlo·​ro·​plast | \ ˈklȯr-ə-ˌplast How to pronounce chloroplast (audio) \

Definition of chloroplast

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

Other Words from chloroplast

chloroplastic \ ˌklȯr-​ə-​ˈpla-​stik How to pronounce chloroplastic (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of chloroplast

1887, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of chloroplast was in 1887

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chloroplast

noun
chlo·​ro·​plast | \ ˈklȯr-ə-ˌplast How to pronounce chloroplast (audio) \

Kids Definition of chloroplast

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

chloroplast

noun
chlo·​ro·​plast | \ ˈklōr-ə-ˌplast, ˈklȯr- How to pronounce chloroplast (audio) \

Medical Definition of chloroplast

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

Other Words from chloroplast

chloroplastic \ ˌklōr-​ə-​ˈplas-​tik, ˌklȯr-​ How to pronounce chloroplastic (audio) \ adjective

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