-plast


a combining form meaning “living substance,” “organelle,” “cell,” used in the formation of compound words: chloroplast; chromoplast; protoplast.

Origin of -plast

combining form representing Greek plastós formed, molded, equivalent to plath-, base of plássein to form, mold + -tos verbal adjective suffix, with tht > st. See plastic
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British Dictionary definitions for -plast

-plast


n combining form

indicating an organized living cell or particle of living matterprotoplast

Word Origin for -plast

from Greek plastos formed, from plassein to form
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