Definition of graniferous in English:

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Pronunciation: /ɡrəˈnifərəs/


(Of a plant) producing grain or a grainlike seed.
Example sentences
  • Graniferous tracheary elements, which may be either tracheids or vessel members, have been observed most often in the haustoria of root-parasitic angiosperms.
  • Graniferous tracheary elements are restricted to the haustorium and occur most frequently in the plate xylem.
  • Graniferous tracheary elements are found in the haustoria of several unrelated members of the clade.


Mid 17th century: from Latin granum 'grain' + -ferous.

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Syllabification: gran·i·fer·ous

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