Leucoplast
Leucoplast Leu"co*plast (l[=u]"k[-o]*pl[a^]st), Leucoplastid Leu`co*plas"tid (-pl[a^]s"t[i^]d), n. [Leuco- + Gr. pla`ssein to mold.] (Bot.) One of certain very minute whitish or colorless granules occurring in the protoplasm of plants and supposed to be the nuclei around which starch granules will form. [1913 Webster]

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  • leucoplast — LEUCOPLÁST, leucoplaste, s.n. Fâşie de ţesătură impregnată cu cauciuc, lipicioasă pe o parte, folosită la fixarea pansamentelor. [pr.: le u . – pl. şi: leucoplasturi] – Din germ. Leukoplast, fr. leucoplaste. Trimis de LauraGellner, 20.05.2004.… …   Dicționar Român

  • leucoplast — [lo͞o′kō plast΄] n. [ LEUCO + PLAST] any of the colorless granules found in the protoplasm of vegetable cells in which starch forms in the absence of light …   English World dictionary

  • Leucoplast — Leucoplasts are a category of plastid and as such are organelles found in plant cells. They are non pigmented, in contrast to other plastids such as the chloroplast.Lacking pigments, leucoplasts are not green, so they are predictably located in… …   Wikipedia

  • leucoplast — noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1886 a colorless plastid especially in the cytoplasm of interior plant tissues that is potentially capable of developing into a chloroplast …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • leucoplast — Colourless plastid, that may be an etioplast or a storage plastid (amyloplast, elaioplast or proteinoplast) …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • leucoplast — /looh keuh plast /, n. Bot. a colorless plastid in the cells of roots, storage organs, and underground stems, serving as a point around which starch forms. [1885 90; LEUCO + PLAST] * * * …   Universalium

  • leucoplast — noun An organelle found in certain plant cells, a non pigmented category of plastid with various biosynthetic functions …   Wiktionary

  • leucoplást — (farm.) s. n. (sil. le u, plast), pl. leucopláste …   Romanian orthography

  • leucoplast — [ lu:kə(ʊ)plast, plα:st] noun Botany a colourless organelle found in plant cells, used for the storage of starch or oil …   English new terms dictionary

  • leucoplast — leu·co·plast …   English syllables

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