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amyloplast

[ am-uh-loh-plast ]
/ ˈæm ə loʊˌplæst /

noun Botany.

a starch-forming granule in plants; leucoplast.

Nearby words

amyloid tumor, amyloidosis, amylolysis, amylopectin, amylopectinosis, amyloplast, amylopsin, amylorrhea, amylose, amylosuria, amylum

Origin of amyloplast

First recorded in 1885–90; amylo- + -plast
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