noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary thylak- (from Greek thylakos sack) + -oid Date: 1962 any of the membranous disks of lamellae within plant chloroplasts that are composed of protein and lipid and are the sites of the photochemical reactions of photosynthesis

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  • thylakoid — [thī′lə koid΄] n. 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: see also GRANUM …   English World dictionary

  • Thylakoid — A Thylakoid is a membrane bound compartment inside chloroplasts and cyanobacteria. They are the site of the light dependent reactions of photosynthesis. The word thylakoid is derived from the Greek thylakos , meaning sac . Thylakoids consists of… …   Wikipedia

  • Thylakoid — Übergeordnet Zelle Chloroplast Untergeordnet Thylakoidmembran Lumen …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • thylakoid — (thi lah koid) A flattened sac in the chloroplast stroma that contains photosynthetic pigments and the photosynthetic electron transport chain; light energy is trapped and used to form ATP and NAD(P)H in the thylakoid membrane …   Dictionary of microbiology

  • thylakoid — /thuy leuh koyd /, n. Cell Biol. a flattened sac or vesicle lined with a pigmented membrane that is the site of photosynthesis, in plants and algae occurring in interconnected stacks constituting a granum of the chloroplast, and in other… …   Universalium

  • thylakoid — thy•la•koid [[t]ˈθaɪ ləˌkɔɪd[/t]] n. cbl a structure in the chloroplast of photosynthesizing cells, usu. one of an interconnected stack, having a pigmented membrane that is the site of photosynthesis • Etymology: < G Thylakoid (1961) < Gk… …   From formal English to slang

  • thylakoid — noun a folded membrane within plant chloroplasts from which grana are made, used in photosynthesis …   Wiktionary

  • thylakoid — thy·la·koid …   English syllables

  • thylakoid — ˈthīləˌkȯid noun ( s) Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary thylak (from Greek thylakos sack) + oid; originally formed in German : any of the membranous lamellae of plant chloroplasts that are composed of protein and lipid and are the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Granum — Thylakoid (grün) im Chloroplasten Thylakoide (von griech. θύλακος thylakos „Sack“) sind in der Biologie Membransysteme, die in den Chloroplasten pflanzlicher Zellen oder in phototrophen Bakterien vorkommen. Es handelt sich um Membraneinstülpungen …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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