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Medical Term:

pyrenoid

Pronunciation: pi're-noyd

Definition: One of the minute luminous bodies sometimes visualized in the chromatophores of some protozoa, such as Euglena viridis.

[G. pyren, pit of a fruit, + eidos, resemblance]

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