American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A colorless plastid in the cytoplasm of plant cells around which starch collects.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as amyloplast.
- n. biology An organelle found in certain plant cells, a non-pigmented category of plastid with various biosynthetic functions.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Bot.) One of certain very minute whitish or colorless granules occurring in the protoplasm of plants and supposed to be the nuclei around which starch granules will form.
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