Literally meaning: “formation of eyelid”
Origin: Anc Greek
βλέπω/vlepo (=see) > βλέφαρον/vlepharon(=eyelid)
πλάστης/plastis (=one who molds) > πλάσσειν/plassein(=to create, to form, to mold)
Blepharoplast is an organelle found in certain flagellated protozoans and Algae. It is the basal body which consists of a small amount of chromatin and parallel peripheral rods connected to the filaments of flagella.