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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.

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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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