leucoplast

[ loo-kuh-plast ]
/ ˌlu kəˌplæst /

noun Botany.

a colorless plastid in the cells of roots, storage organs, and underground stems, serving as a point around which starch forms.

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Origin of leucoplast

First recorded in 1885–90; leuco- + -plast
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British Dictionary definitions for leucoplast

leucoplast

leucoplastid

/ (ˈluːkəˌplæst) /

noun

any of the small colourless bodies occurring in the cytoplasm of plant cells and used for storing food material, esp starch
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