pyrenoid

[ pahy-ree-noid, pahy-ruh-noid ]
/ paɪˈri nɔɪd, ˈpaɪ rəˌnɔɪd /
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noun

a spherical protein structure found within chloroplasts of certain algae and hornworts.

Nearby words

  1. pyrene,
  2. pyrenean,
  3. pyrenean mountain dog,
  4. pyrenees,
  5. pyrenocarp,
  6. pyrethrin,
  7. pyrethroid,
  8. pyrethrum,
  9. pyretic,
  10. pyreto-

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British Dictionary definitions for pyrenoid

pyrenoid

/ (ˈpaɪrəˌnɔɪd) /

noun

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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