1. chloroplast

noun. ['ˈklɔrəˌplæst'] plastid containing chlorophyll and other pigments; in plants that carry out photosynthesis.


  • -plast (English)
  • chloro- (English)
  • χλωρός (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

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Example sentences of the word chloroplast

1. Noun, singular or mass
The chloroplast coordinates the two stages of photosynthesis to use light energy to make sugar.

2. Verb, base form
The mesophyll surface area of a leaf is related to chloroplast production, according to the Oxford Journals website.

3. Adjective
It also agitates chloroplast cells to grow and reproduce, resulting in leaf and vegetative growth.