One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Botany. A small spherical or elliptical structure found in the chloroplasts of many algae and hornworts, associated with carbon fixation and starch deposition.
Mid 19th century (in an earlier sense). From post-classical Latin pyrenoides from Hellenistic Greek πυρηνοειδής shaped like a fruit-stone from ancient Greek πυρήν fruit-stone + -οειδής. In use as noun after German Pyrenoid.
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