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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
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Arsenio Renovell et al (1996) in their study of human cerebellum identified that the total number of granule cell declined significantly during the ageing process.
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As glucocorticoid levels rise again at the end of the hyporesponsive period, granule cell proliferation diminishes once again.
The cortex further has three layers-molecular, Purkinje cell layer and granule cell layer.
38,39) Of these, precursors of the granule cells and cerebellar nuclei cells, after leaving the upper rhombic lip, migrate tangentially through a subpial stream, (9,38-40) while unipolar brush cells appear to migrate through the white matter (41) before settling in the inner granule cell layer of the cerebellar cortex (Fig.
Consequently, a significant decrease (14%) in the total number of granule cell was observed in NE rats.
Contrary, the mossy fibers mainly come from the vestibular and pontine nuclei establishing synapses with the granule cell dendrites.
5) described a case of JCV granule cell neuronopathy in a patient with JCV-associated cerebellar degeneration with isolated cerebellar symptoms.
59) Persistent stress may lead to the inhibition of neurogenesis in rats, and cause a significant decline in the number of small granule cells and a significant decrease in size of the dentate granule cell layer.
Conglutination of the cerebellar granule cell layer in cattle