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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 ?
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.
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.
Inorganic material--granulated foam-glass produced from glass breakage in small porous granule shape.
The clinical application and study of Wenxin Granule have been ongoing for three decades.
Previous reports on the Electron microscopic studies of PHB granules from Chlorogloea fristschii, Rhodospirillum rubrum, Bacillus cereus and Bacillus megaterium revealed a membranous structure surrounding the granule surface whose thickness ranged from 3-20 nm depending on the species [2].
One subtype of these neurons called granule cells is situated in the hippocampus, a centrally located brain area.
This product is a fine granule formulation that can be adjusted to account for age and body surface area for administration to pediatric patients, and can be administered to patients who have difficulty taking tablets.
Sorbent material specialist, OIL-DRI, reports it has launched a new 100% recycled absorbent floor granule product designed for oil spills.
The crop should have minimum moisture to lessen granule losses during machine harvest.
In general, fluid bed granulation can be viewed as a combination of three processes including: 1) wetting, 2) aggregation and granule growth and 3) granule breakage and attrition.
wetting of the entire surface of pigment with the melted acrylic resin extruding the mixture thus obtained, characterized in that extrusion is performed at an internal temperature of the extruder 5 to 20[degrees] C higher than the melting temperature of the resin, cooling thereof and subsequent granulation in the wet state and drying, to obtain a granule composition comprised of pigments coated with the at least one acrylic resin, wherein the granule composition contains from 80 to 20 percent by weight of the pigment and from 80 to 20 percent by weight of the acrylic resin, wherein the granule composition defines granules having a diameter from 1.