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Meaning of PLASTID

Pronunciation:  'plastid

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  any of various small particles in the cytoplasm of the cells of plants and some animals containing pigments or starch or oil or protein
 

PLASTID is a 7 letter word that starts with P.

 

 See Also: chloroplast, chromoplast, granule

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Plas"tid\, Plastide \Plas"tide\, n. [Gr. ?, ?, a
creator.]
1. (Biol.) A formative particle of albuminous matter; a
   monad; a cytode. See the Note under {Morphon}. --Haeckel.

2. (Bot.) One of the many minute granules found in the
   protoplasm of vegetable cells. They are divided by their
   colors into three classes, chloroplastids, chromoplastids,
   and leucoplastids.

 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: A class of organelles produced only in plants and some protists, the most familiar being chloroplasts.
 

 

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