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leucoplast

Line breaks: leuco|plast
Pronunciation: /ˈluːkə(ʊ)plast
 
, -plɑːst/

Definition of leucoplast in English:

noun

Botany
A colourless organelle found in plant cells, used for the storage of starch or oil.
Example sentences
  • Different types of non-photosynthetic plastids can be found in non-green tissues of plants (e.g. leucoplasts and chromoplasts), and these usually carry out specialized biosynthetic and storage functions.
  • Stromules have been recorded on all major plastid types, including proplastids, chloroplasts, etioplasts, leucoplasts, amyloplasts, and chromoplasts.
  • The apical layer of glandular head cells was characterized by leucoplasts and calcium oxalate crystals.

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