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trophoplast

 [trof´o-plast]
a granular protoplasmic body.
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plas·tid

(plas'tid),
1. One of the differentiated structures in cytoplasm of plant cells where photosynthesis or other cellular processes take place; plasid contain DNA and are self-replicating. Synonym(s): trophoplast
2. One of the granules of foreign or differentiated matter, food particles, fat, waste material, chromatophores, trichocysts, etc., in cells.
3. A self-duplicating viruslike particle that multiplies within a host cell, such as κ particles in certain paramecia.
[G. plastos, formed, + -id]
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plas·tid

(plas'tid)
1. One of the differentiated structures in cytoplasm of plant cells where photosynthesis or other cellular processes are carried on; contain DNA and are self replicating.
Synonym(s): trophoplast.
2. One of the granules of foreign or differentiated matter in cells: food particles, fat, waste material, chromatophores, and trichocysts.
3. A self-duplicating viruslike particle that multiplies within a host cell (e.g., kappa particles in certain paramecia).
[G. plastos, formed, + -id]
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