Meaning of “chloroplast” in the English Dictionary


"chloroplast" in English

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chloroplastnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈklɒr.ə.plɑːst/ us /ˈklɔːr.ə.plæst/ specialized

Examples from literature

  • In each assimilating cell there is usually a single large chloroplast. 
  • The chloroplasts are numerous and nearly round in shape. 
  • The ground tissue of the leaf is composed of very loose, thin-walled cells, containing numerous chloroplasts. 
  • The large chloroplast in each half is composed of six longitudinal plates, united at the axis of the cell. 
  • They contain numerous chloroplasts imbedded in the layer of protoplasm that lines the wall. 

(Definition of “chloroplast” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"chloroplast" in American English

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chloroplastnoun [ C ]

/ˈklɔr·əˌplæst, ˈkloʊr-/

biology one of the parts in a plant cell that contain chlorophyll and where the energy from the light of the sun is turned into food by photosynthesis

(Definition of “chloroplast” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)