chromoplast

noun chro·mo·plast \ ˈkrō-mə-ˌplast \
|Updated on: 12 Jun 2018

Definition of chromoplast

: a colored plastid usually containing red or yellow pigment (such as carotene)

Origin and Etymology of chromoplast

borrowed from German Chromoplast, from chromo- chromo- + -plast -plast
Note: 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.


Medical Dictionary

chromoplast

noun chro·mo·plast \ ˈkrō-mə-ˌplast \

medical Definition of chromoplast

: a colored plastid usually containing red or yellow pigment (as carotene)

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