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chromoplast

[ kroh-muh-plast ]
/ ˈkroʊ məˌplæst /
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noun Botany.
a plastid containing coloring matter other than chlorophyll.
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Origin of chromoplast

First recorded in 1880–85; chromo- + -plast
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British Dictionary definitions for chromoplast

chromoplast
/ (ˈkrəʊməˌplæst) /

noun
a coloured plastid in a plant cell, esp one containing carotenoids
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Scientific definitions for chromoplast

chromoplast
[ krōmə-plăst′ ]

A plastid in plant cells that synthesizes and contains pigments other than chlorophyll, usually yellow or orange carotenoids. See Note at photosynthesis.
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