borrowed from German Chromoplast, from chromo- chromo- + -plast -plast
The German term was introduced by the German botanist Arthur Meyer (1850-1922) in "Ueber Chlorophyllkörner, Stärkerbildner und Farbkörper," Botanisches Centralblatt, Band 12 (1882), p. 314.
1885, in the meaning defined above
“Chromoplast.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chromoplast. Accessed 4 Oct. 2023.
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