from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A colorless plastid that forms starch granules and occurs in cells of plant storage tissue.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A specialized leucoplast responsible for the storage of amylopectin through the polymerization of glucose.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A starch-forming corpuscle or granule, found within the protoplasm of vegetable-cells.
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