• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Plastide (Biol) A formative particle of albuminous matter; a monad; a cytode. See the Note under Morphon.
    • Plastide (Bot) any of several types of minute granules found in the protoplasm of vegetable cells, having their own membrane, robosomes, and DNA. Among plant cells the most common are chloroplasts, which contain the chlorophyll and the photosynthetic machinery of the cell. They are divided by their colors into three classes, chloroplastids, chromoplastids, and leucoplastids.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr. , , a creator


In literature:

We may accordingly distinguish the following four grades or species of plastids, namely: 1.
"The History of Creation, Vol. I (of 2)" by Ernst Haeckel
Very many Protista remain for life simple plastids or individuals of the first order.
"The History of Creation, Vol. II (of 2)" by Ernst Haeckel

In news:

Back at dining-room headquarters, they tried their hands at DNA extraction, targeting the plastid genes matK and rbcL to generate barcodes .