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chromoplast

[kroh-muh-plast] /ˈkroʊ məˌplæst/
noun, Botany
1.
a plastid containing coloring matter other than chlorophyll.
Origin
1880-1885
1880-85; chromo- + -plast
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British Dictionary definitions for chromoplast

chromoplast

/ˈkrəʊməˌplæst/
noun
1.
a coloured plastid in a plant cell, esp one containing carotenoids
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chromoplast in Science
chromoplast
  (krō'mə-plāst')   
A plastid in plant cells that synthesizes and contains pigments other than chlorophyll, usually yellow or orange carotenoids. See Note at photosynthesis.
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