tonoplast

noun
to·​no·​plast | \ ˈtō-nə-ˌplast How to pronounce tonoplast (audio) \

Definition of tonoplast

: a semipermeable membrane surrounding a vacuole in a plant cell

First Known Use of tonoplast

circa 1888, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for tonoplast

International Scientific Vocabulary tono- (from Greek tonos tension) + -plast — more at tone entry 1

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The first known use of tonoplast was circa 1888

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“Tonoplast.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tonoplast. Accessed 22 Oct. 2021.

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