Definition of graniferous in English:


Line breaks: gran|ifer|ous
Pronunciation: /graˈnɪf(ə)rəs


  • (Of a plant) producing grain or a grain-like seed.
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    • 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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