granum

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Noun[edit]

granum (plural grana)

  1. (biology) a stacklike structure in plant chloroplasts that contain chlorophyll; the site of photosynthesis

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *ǵr̥h₂nóm. Cognates include Old Irish grán, Breton greun, Old Church Slavonic зрьно (zrĭno), Lithuanian žìrnis (pea), Persian خرمن (xarman, grain) and Old English corn (grain) (English corn).

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Noun[edit]

grānum n (genitive grānī); second declension

  1. a grain, seed or small kernel

Inflection[edit]

Second declension neuter.

Number Singular Plural
nominative grānum grāna
genitive grānī grānōrum
dative grānō grānīs
accusative grānum grāna
ablative grānō grānīs
vocative grānum grāna

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