[kroh-muh-plast] /ˈkroʊ məˌplæst/

noun, Botany.
a plastid containing coloring matter other than chlorophyll.
a coloured plastid in a plant cell, esp one containing carotenoids
A plastid in plant cells that synthesizes and contains pigments other than chlorophyll, usually yellow or orange carotenoids. See Note at photosynthesis.


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