plastid

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noun plas·tid \ˈplas-təd\

Definition of plastid

  1. :  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)

plastidial

play \pla-ˈsti-dē-əl\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of plastid

German, from Greek plastos molded


First Known Use: 1885


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plastid

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noun plas·tid \ˈplas-təd\

Medical Definition of plastid

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

plastidial

\pla-ˈstid-ē-əl\play adjective

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