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tonoplast

[ton-uh-plast, toh-nuh-]
noun Botany.
  1. a membrane separating a vacuole from the surrounding cytoplasm in a plant cell.
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Origin of tonoplast

First recorded in 1885–90; tono- + -plast
Also called vacuolar membrane.
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British Dictionary definitions for tonoplast

tonoplast

noun
  1. botany the membrane enclosing a vacuole in a plant cell
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Word Origin for tonoplast

C20: from Greek tonos tone + -plast
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tonoplast in Medicine

tonoplast

(tōnə-plăst′)
n.
  1. An intracellular structure or vacuole.
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