Origin: Ger plastiden (pl.) < Gr plastides, pl. of plastis, fem. of plastēs, molder < plassein, to form: see plastic
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Origin: From Greek plastis, plastid-, feminine of plastēs, molder, from plastos, molded; see plastic.
- plas·tidˈi·al adjective
plastid - Medical Definition
- Any of several pigmented cytoplasmic organelles found in plant cells and other organisms, having various physiological functions, such as the synthesis and storage of food. Also called trophoplast.
- One of the granules of foreign or differentiated matter, food particles, or waste material in cells.
plastid - Science Definition
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