- a plastid containing coloring matter other than chlorophyll.
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The biologic principles present are chlorophyll, chromoplast, lipoids and vitamines; these are ferments or enzymes.
- a coloured plastid in a plant cell, esp one containing carotenoids
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- 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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