chromoplast

noun
chro·​mo·​plast | \ ˈkrō-mə-ˌplast How to pronounce chromoplast (audio) \

Definition of chromoplast

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

First Known Use of chromoplast

1885, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for 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.

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“Chromoplast.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chromoplast. Accessed 22 Feb. 2020.

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chromoplast

noun
chro·​mo·​plast | \ ˈkrō-mə-ˌplast How to pronounce chromoplast (audio) \

Medical Definition of chromoplast

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

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