pyrenoid

[pahy-ree-noid, pahy-ruh-noid]
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pyrenoid

noun
  1. any of various small protein granules that occur in certain algae, mosses, and protozoans and are involved in the synthesis of starch

Word Origin for pyrenoid

C19: from pyrene ² + -oid
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