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Related to chromoplast: Plastids


A plastid that contains pigments other than chlorophyll, usually yellow or orange carotenoids.


(Botany) a coloured plastid in a plant cell, esp one containing carotenoids


(ˈkroʊ məˌplæst)

a plastid containing coloring matter other than chlorophyll.
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Noun1.chromoplast - plastid containing pigments other than chlorophyll usually yellow or orange carotenoids
plastid - any of various small particles in the cytoplasm of the cells of plants and some animals containing pigments or starch or oil or protein
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Plants store beta-carotene in chromoplasts, and beta-carotene bioavailability is affected by chromoplast structure in plant tissues, such as fruit flesh.
Two commercial UP resins, Chromoplast A-143, resin A in further text, and Chromoplast I-175, resin I in further text, were provided by the producer "Chromos" Zagreb.
In Lycopersicon peruvianum, another anemophilous species, the pathway is the same but without the chromoplast stage.