plastid

noun
plas·​tid | \ ˈpla-stəd How to pronounce plastid (audio) \

Definition of plastid

: any of various cytoplasmic organelles (such as an amyloplast or chloroplast) of photosynthetic organisms (such as plants) that serve in many cases as centers of special metabolic activities (such as starch storage)

Other Words from plastid

plastidial \ pla-​ˈsti-​dē-​əl How to pronounce plastid (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of plastid

1885, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for plastid

German, from Greek plastos molded

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The first known use of plastid was in 1885

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“Plastid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/plastid. Accessed 16 Sep. 2021.

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plastid

noun
plas·​tid | \ ˈplas-təd How to pronounce plastid (audio) \

Medical Definition of plastid

: any of various cytoplasmic organelles of photosynthetic cells that serve in many cases as centers of special metabolic activities

Other Words from plastid

plastidial \ pla-​ˈstid-​ē-​əl How to pronounce plastid (audio) \ adjective

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