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