granum

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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.

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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