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gran·ule

 (grăn′yo͞ol)
n.
1. A small grain or pellet; a particle.
2. Geology A rock or mineral fragment larger than a sand grain and smaller than a pebble, between 2 and 4 millimeters in diameter.
3. Astronomy One of the small, transient, luminous markings in the photosphere of the sun.
4. Biology A cellular or cytoplasmic particle, especially one that stains readily.

[Late Latin grānulum, diminutive of Latin grānum, grain; see gr̥ə-no- in Indo-European roots.]

granule

(ˈɡrænjuːl)
n
1. a small grain
2. (Geological Science) geology a single rock fragment in gravel, smaller than a pebble but larger than a sand grain
3. (Astronomy) astronomy another name for granulation5
[C17: from Late Latin grānulum a small grain]

gran•ule

(ˈgræn yul)

n.
1. a little grain.
2. a small particle; pellet.
[1645–55; < Late Latin grānulum small grain. See grain, -ule]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.granule - a tiny graingranule - a tiny grain        
microsome - a tiny granule in the cytoplasm that is where protein synthesis takes place under the direction of mRNA
chondrule - small granule (of e.g. chrysolite) found in some meteoric rocks
grain - a relatively small granular particle of a substance; "a grain of sand"; "a grain of sugar"
plastid - any of various small particles in the cytoplasm of the cells of plants and some animals containing pigments or starch or oil or protein

granule

noun grain, scrap, molecule, particle, fragment, atom, crumb, jot, speck, iota granules of coarse-grain sea salt
Translations
حُبيْبَه
zrnko
lille korn
smákorn, ögn
granuliuotasgrūdėtas
granulagraudiņš

granule

[ˈgrænjuːl] N [of sugar etc] → gránulo m

granule

[ˈgrænjl] ngranule m

granule

nKörnchen nt

granule

[ˈgrænjuːl] ngranello

granule

(ˈgrӕnjuːl) noun
a very small particle. a granule of sugar.
ˈgranular adjective
ˈgranulated (-lei-) adjective
broken into tiny particles. granulated sugar.

gran·ule

n. gránulo, partícula pequeña formada de gránulos;
acidophil ______ acidófilo, que acepta colorantes ácidos;
basophil ______ basófilo, que acepta colorantes básicos.

granule

n gránulo
References in classic literature ?
They have persistently grown more elaborate, until today a telephone set, as it stands on a desk, contains as many as one hundred and thirty separate pieces, as well as a saltspoonful of glistening granules of carbon.
He was sure that since her disappearance from home this great, water-girt city held her somewhere, but it was like a monstrous quicksand, shifting its particles constantly, with no foundation, its upper granules of to-day buried to-morrow in ooze and slime.
At Sainsbury's, this has the roughest granules so is scrub for the tough guys.
A circular mesh screen is provided at the outlet of the granular media, with an opening of about 1 mm to prevent the granules leaving the media with the clean air.
Washes--the Sani-Solution mixes with water and is agitated by the Genie Hand, thus sanitizing the Washable Granules to eliminate germs and odors.
Topics addressed by the 18 papers comprising the proceedings include reasons and mechanisms of aerobic granule formation; structure of the microbial population of aerobic granules; role, composition, and physical properties of extracellular polymeric substances; diffusion limitation and microbial activity within granules; physic-chemical characteristics; operation and application of granule reactors; scale-up aspects of granular sludge reactors; and case studies.
5% in the past year, boosted by strong performances from liquids and granules.
Available in granules and powder, the new grades demonstrate a wider processing window and shorter molding cycle than previous grades, while maintaining excellent environmental stress crack resistance and impact balance.
Perry's team identified 1,077 samples of either starch granules or silica-containing plant cells called phytoliths.
came after the Health, Labor and Welfare Ministry called on the firm to voluntarily do so, as a recent test suggested the food company's Agaricus mushroom granules product may increase the cancer risk in rats.
Here we compare the efficacy of a novel bioactive glass coated porous hydroxyapatite (BGHA) with low silica content with that of porous hydroxyapatite (HA) granules in enhancing bone formation.