granum

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Etymology[edit]

Late 19th c., plural of Latin granum (grain)

Noun[edit]

granum (plural grana)

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

Latin[edit]

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.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative grānum grāna
Genitive grānī grānōrum
Dative grānō grānīs
Accusative grānum grāna
Ablative grānō grānīs
Vocative grānum grāna

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