Etymology
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plastid (n.)

"unicellular organism, individual mass of protoplasm," 1876, from German plastid, coined by Haeckel from Greek plastos "formed, molded" (verbal adjective from plassein "to mold;" see plasma) + -id.

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Definitions of plastid

plastid (n.)
any of various small particles in the cytoplasm of the cells of plants and some animals containing pigments or starch or oil or protein;
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