proplastid

noun

pro·​plas·​tid (ˌ)prō-ˈpla-stəd How to pronounce proplastid (audio)
: a minute cytoplasmic body from which a plastid is formed

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First Known Use

1922, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of proplastid was in 1922

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“Proplastid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/proplastid. Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

proplastid

noun
pro·​plas·​tid (ˈ)prō-ˈplas-təd How to pronounce proplastid (audio)
: a minute cytoplasmic body from which a plastid is formed
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