chloroplast definition

  • noun:
    • A chlorophyll-containing plastid present algal and green plant cells.
    • An organelle found in the cells of green flowers, plus photosynthetic algae, where photosynthesis takes place.
    • A plastid containing chlorophyll, created just in cells subjected to the light. Chloroplasts are small flattened granules, frequently occurring in great numbers within the cytoplasm nearby the mobile wall surface, and consist of a colorless surface material saturated with chlorophyll pigments. Under light of varying strength they display phototactic motions. In creatures chloroplasts happen only in certain reasonable forms.
    • identical to chloroplastid.
    • plastid containing chlorophyll and other pigments; in flowers that complete photosynthesis

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