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chloroplast

noun [C]     /ˈklɒr.ə.plɑːst/ US  /ˈklɔr.ə.plæst/ specialized
one of the parts in a plant cell that contain chlorophyll and where energy provided by light from the sun is turned into food by photosynthesis Plant biochemistry
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