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leucoplast

leucoplast


  1  definition  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Leucoplast  \Leu"co*plast\  (l[=u]"k[-o]*pl[a^]st),  Leucoplastid 
  \Leu`co*plas"tid\  (-pl[a^]s"t[i^]d),  n.  [Leuco-  +  Gr  pla`ssein 
  to  mold.]  (Bot.) 
  One  of  certain  very  minute  whitish  or  colorless  granules 
  occurring  in  the  protoplasm  of  plants  and  supposed  to  be  the 
  nuclei  around  which  starch  granules  will  form