Thylakoid meaning

thīlə-koid
A saclike membrane in the chloroplasts of plant cells that is often arranged in stacks called grana and that is the site of the light reactions of photosynthesis.
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A disk-shaped, membranous sac containing chlorophyll, in which the light reaction of photosynthesis occurs, found in blue-green algae and in the chloroplasts of green plants.
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A saclike membrane that contains the chlorophyll in cyanobacteria and in the chloroplasts of plant cells and green algae. In chloroplasts, thylakoids are arranged in stacks called grana.
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(biology) A folded membrane within plant chloroplasts from which grana are made, used in photosynthesis.
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Origin of thylakoid

  • Greek thūlakos sack –oid

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition