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pyrenoid

[pahy-ree-noid, pahy-ruh-noid] /paɪˈri nɔɪd, ˈpaɪ rəˌnɔɪd/
noun
1.
a spherical protein structure found within chloroplasts of certain algae and hornworts.
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pyrenoid

/ˈpaɪrəˌnɔɪd/
noun
1.
any of various small protein granules that occur in certain algae, mosses, and protozoans and are involved in the synthesis of starch
Word Origin
C19: from pyrene² + -oid
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