noun. ['ˈklɔrəˌplæst'] plastid containing chlorophyll and other pigments; in plants that carry out photosynthesis.
- -plast (English)
- chloro- (English)
- χλωρός (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
Words that Rhyme with Chloroplast
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.
It also agitates chloroplast cells to grow and reproduce, resulting in leaf and vegetative growth.