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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [klawr-uh-plast, klohr-]
    • /ˈklɔr əˌplæst, ˈkloʊr-/
    • /ˈklɒr.ə.plɑːst/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [klawr-uh-plast, klohr-]
    • /ˈklɔr əˌplæst, ˈkloʊr-/

Definitions of chloroplast word

  • noun chloroplast a plastid containing chlorophyll and other pigments, occurring in plants and algae that carry out photosynthesis 3
  • noun chloroplast a green, oval plastid containing chlorophyll and carotenoids and found in the cytoplasm of green plants and blue-green algae 3
  • noun chloroplast a plastid containing chlorophyll. 1
  • noun chloroplast (in green plant cells) a plastid that contains chlorophyll and in which photosynthesis takes place. 1
  • noun chloroplast light-sensitive part of plant cell 1
  • noun chloroplast (cytology) An organelle found in the cells of green plants, and in photosynthetic algae, where photosynthesis takes place. 0

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Origin of chloroplast

First appearance:

before 1885
One of the 21% newest English words
First recorded in 1885-90; chloro(phyll) + -plast

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Parts of speech for Chloroplast


chloroplast popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 84% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

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