- (in prescriptions) plural of granum.
Origin of grana
Borrowed into English from Latin around 1890–95
- (in prescriptions) a grain.
- Botany. one of the structural units of a chloroplast in vascular plants, consisting of layers of thylakoids.
Origin of granum
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Examples from the Web for grana
The celebrity of Grana Uile has been the theme of bards for many years.
However, Grana succeeded in the object of her visit, and having made her peace with Elizabeth, returned to Ireland.
Gloria vana florece, y no grana—Glory which is not real may flower, but will never fructify.
The farm or grange was so called a grana gerendo—the overseer whereof was called the prior of the grange.Curiosities of Christian History
Grana costs five or six cruzados per codo at Goa, and even seven and eight.The Philippine Islands, 1493-1898
Emma Helen Blair
- A stacked membranous structure within the chloroplasts of plants and green algae that contains the chlorophyll and is the site of the light reactions of photosynthesis. The saclike membranes that make up grana are known as thylakoids. See more at chloroplast.
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