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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A colorless plastid in the cytoplasm of plant cells around which starch collects.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An organelle found in certain plant cells, a non-pigmented category of plastid with various biosynthetic functions.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. 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.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as amyloplast.


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