Definition of Leucoplast

1. n. One of certain very minute whitish or colorless granules occurring in the protoplasm of plants and supposed to be the nuclei around which starch granules will form.



Definition of Leucoplast

1. Noun. (biology) An organelle found in certain plant cells, a non-pigmented category of plastid with various biosynthetic functions. ¹

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Definition of Leucoplast

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Medical Definition of Leucoplast

1. Colourless plastid, that may be an etioplast or a storage plastid (amyloplast, elaioplast or proteinoplast). This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Leucoplast

leucophanes
leucophanite
leucophanites
leucopheresis
leucophlegmacies
leucophlegmacy
leucophlegmatic
leucophoenicite
leucophore
leucophores
leucophosphite
leucophyll
leucophyllous
leucopin
leucoplakia
leucoplast (current term)
leucoplastid
leucoplastids
leucoplasts
leucopyrite
leucopyrites
leucorrhea
leucorrheas
leucorrhoeas
leucorrhœic
leucorrhϾ
leucoryx
leucoscope
leucoscopes

Literary usage of Leucoplast

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1. An Introduction to Vegetable Physiology by Joseph Reynolds Green (1907)
"If the point of deposition is near the side of the leucoplast, as is generally the case, the successive shells of starch are not of equal width, ..."

2. The Growth and Organization of the Starch Grain by Rollin Henry Denniston (1907)
"Young grain with leucoplast as thin uniform layer around the periphery. Fig. 15. Young grain with two hila. Fig. 16. Young grains with two hila each. Figs. ..."

3. Strasburger's Text-book of Botany by Eduard Strasburger, Hans Fitting (1921)
"If the starch grain is uniformly surrounded by the leucoplast during its ... If the formation of a starch grain begins near the periphery of a leucoplast, ..."

4. A Textbook of Botany for Colleges and Universities by John Merle Coulter, Charles Reid Barnes, Henry Chandler Cowles (1910)
"This is disposed in the interior of the leucoplast as one or more grains, which at length stretch it enormously, or even rupture it. ..."

5. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"However, a leucoplast may become a chloroplast, as when potatoes are exposed to the light and become green; and they FIG. 1.— Sectional view of four cells ..."

6. Plant Anatomy from the Standpoint of the Development and Functions of the by William Chase Stevens (1907)
"If the starch grain makes its beginning at the center of the leucoplast the successive layers are about of equal thickness all around and the grain becomes ..."

7. Nature and Development of Plants by Carlton Clarence Curtis (1918)
"The starch grain first appears in the leucoplast as a minute point. ... If the bulk of the leucoplast lies on one side of the grain, this side of the grain ..."

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