leucoplastidmedical dictionary

<botany> One of certain very minute whitish or colourless granules occurring in the protoplasm of plants and supposed to be the nuclei around which starch granules will form.

Origin: Leuco- + Gr. To mold.

(01 Mar 1998)

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