leucoplast

leucoplast

[loo-kuh-plast]
noun Botany.
a colorless plastid in the cells of roots, storage organs, and underground stems, serving as a point around which starch forms.

Origin:
1885–90; leuco- + -plast

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leucoplast or leucoplastid (ˈluːkəˌplæst)
 
n
any of the small colourless bodies occurring in the cytoplasm of plant cells and used for storing food material, esp starch
 
leucoplastid or leucoplastid
 
n

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leucoplast   (l'kə-plāst')  Pronunciation Key 
A colorless plastid in the cytoplasm of plant cells that makes and stores starch.
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