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chloroplastnoun [C]

uk   /ˈklɒr.ə.plɑːst/  us   /ˈklɔr.ə.plæst/ specialized
one of the ​parts in a ​plantcell that ​containchlorophyll and where ​energyprovided by ​light from the ​sun is ​turned into ​food by photosynthesis
(Definition of chloroplast from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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chloroplastnoun [C]

 /ˈklɔr·əˌplæst, ˈkloʊr-/
biology one of the ​parts in a ​plantcell that ​containchlorophyll 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)
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