Definition of graniferous in English:

graniferous

adjective

Botany
  • (of a plant) producing grain or a grainlike seed.

    • ‘Graniferous tracheary elements are found in the haustoria of several unrelated members of the clade.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘We also have observed graniferous tracheary elements in Arceuthobium.’
    • ‘The enigmatic graniferous tracheary inclusions which characterize so many terrestrial parasite haustoria are generally absent in aerial mistletoes.’

Origin

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

Pronunciation:

graniferous

/ɡrəˈnifərəs/