Definition of Amyloplast

1. Noun. (biology) A specialized leucoplast responsible for the storage of amylopectin through the polymerization of glucose. ¹



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Definition of Amyloplast

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Medical Definition of Amyloplast

1. A plant plastid involved in the synthesis and storage of starch. Found in many cell types, but particularly storage tissues. Characteristically has starch grains in the plastid stroma. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (22 Feb 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Amyloplast

amyloidosis: bone manifestations
amyloidosis: gastrointestinal manifestations
amyloidosis cutis
amyloidosis of multiple myeloma
amyloidotic
amyloids
amylolysis
amylolytic
amylomaltase
amylopectin
amylopectin 6-glucanohydrolase
amylopectin synthase
amylopectinosis
amylopectins
amylophagia
amyloplast (current term)
amyloplasts
amylopsin
amylopsins
amylopullulanase
amylorrhoea
amylose
amyloses
amylosuria
amyls
amylum
amylums
amyluria
amyocardia
amyoesthesia

Literary usage of Amyloplast

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1. Histology of Medicinal Plants by William Mansfield (1916)
"HILUM The hilum is the starting-point of the starch grain or the first part of the grain laid down by the amyloplast. The hilum will be central if formed in ..."

2. The Cell; Outlines of General Anatomy and Physiology: Outlines of General by Oscar Hertwig, Henry Johnstone Campbell (1895)
"When this is small, it is completely covered with a thin coating of the substance of the amyloplast; when it is somewhat larger, only the side turned to the ..."

3. Lectures on the Physiology of Plants by Sydney Howard Vines (1886)
"According to their view the formation of a starch-grain is effected in this way, that the amyloplast takes up sugar from the cell-sap and converts it into ..."

4. A Glossary of Botanic Terms, with Their Derivation and Accent by Benjamin Daydon Jackson (1905)
"... modelled), an error for amyloplast. . defined as degenerate mitosis, when nuclear division takes place directly without the phenomena of karyokinesis ..."

5. Report of the Annual Meeting (1894)
"... starch within the chloroplast is governed by the same laws as those which regulate its deposition in the amyloplast of non-assimilating cells, ..."

6. Fundamentals of Botany by Charles Stuart Gager (1916)
"The black, crescent-shaped body on the end of each grain is the amyloplast. Greatly enlarged. (Cf. Figs. 8 and 59.) converted into starch, a substance not ..."

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