Tonoplast meaning

tōnə-plăst
The cytoplasmic membrane that surrounds a vacuole of a plant cell.
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The cytoplasmic membrane that surrounds a vacuole of a plant cell.
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(biology) The cytoplasmic membrane surrounding a vacuole, separating the vacuolar contents from the cell's cytoplasm.
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Origin of tonoplast

  • Greek tonos string, tension ten- in Indo-European roots –plast

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition