Etymology
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chloroplast (n.)

1887, from German chloroplast (1884, Eduard Strasburger), shortened from chloroplastid "a chlorophyll granule" (1883, Andreas Franz Wilhelm Schimper); see chloro- + -plast.

updated on November 14, 2017

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Definitions of chloroplast from WordNet

chloroplast (n.)
plastid containing chlorophyll and other pigments; in plants that carry out photosynthesis;
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