plastid definition by Webster's New World
Origin: German plastiden (pl.) ; from Classical Greek plastides, plural of plastis, feminine of plastēs, molder ; from plassein, to form: see plastic
plastid definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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