Definition of chromoplast in English:

chromoplast

Line breaks: chromo|plast
Pronunciation: /ˈkrəʊməplast
 
, -plɑːst/

noun

Botany
  • A coloured plastid other than a chloroplast, typically containing a yellow or orange pigment.
    More example sentences
    • In ripening fruit, chloroplasts develop into chromoplasts and there are large changes in stromule number and morphology, particularly in the inner mesocarp cells.
    • Although control of gene expression at the transcriptional level is a key regulatory mechanism controlling carotenogenesis in chromoplasts, it is not the only one.
    • Conversion of chloroplasts to chromoplasts occurs well before flower opening and thus before the reproductive function of the flower commences.

Origin

late 19th century: from chromo-2 'colour' + Greek plastos 'formed'.

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