leucoplast definition

  • noun:
    • A colorless plastid in cytoplasm of plant cells around which starch collects.
    • An organelle within certain plant cells, a non-pigmented group of plastid with different biosynthetic functions.
    • One of specific extremely min whitish or colorless granules occurring inside protoplasm of plants and supposed to be the nuclei around which starch granules will develop.
    • Same as amyloplast.

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