quantasome

noun quan·ta·some \ˈkwäntəˌsōm\

Definition of quantasome

plural

-s

  1. :  a chlorophyll-containing spherical granule found in the grana of chloroplasts

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Origin and Etymology of quantasome

probably from quanta, plural of quantum + 3-some


First Known Use: 1962


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