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.