A semi-autonomous organelle (plastid) within a plant cell that stores protein.

Dictionary of molecular biology. 2004.

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  • aleuroplast — noun A proteinoplast …   Wiktionary

  • aleurone body — Membrane bounded storage granule within plant cells that usually contains protein. May be an aleuroplast or just a specialized vacuole …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • proteinoplast — noun A specialized leucoplast containing protein in crystalline form for use in enzyme activity. Syn: aleuronaplast, aleuroplast, proteoplast …   Wiktionary

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