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A colorless organelle found in plant cells, used for the storage of starch or oil.
- ‘Different types of non-photosynthetic plastids can be found in non-green tissues of plants (e.g. leucoplasts and chromoplasts), and these usually carry out specialized biosynthetic and storage functions.’
- ‘Furthermore, it has been demonstrated that malate supports very high rates of fatty acid synthesis in isolated leucoplasts from developing seeds.’
- ‘Secretory cells have dense cytoplasm with many leucoplasts present.’
- ‘The apical layer of glandular head cells was characterized by leucoplasts and calcium oxalate crystals.’
- ‘Stromules have been recorded on all major plastid types, including proplastids, chloroplasts, etioplasts, leucoplasts, amyloplasts, and chromoplasts.’
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.