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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.
Henry Hunnings, an English clergyman, hit upon the happy idea of using carbon in the form of small granules. And one of the Bell experts, named White, improved the Hunnings transmitter into its present shape.
This product is very similar to its standard colored ceramic-coated roofing granule production, but with a specialized coating layer that is a photocatalyst to enable the smog-mitigation performance.
Firstly, it is highly reproducible since the capacity to control the air flow and the ability to dictate the rate at which the binder is sprayed onto the powdered material affords extremely tight control over granule size.
Using static laser light-scattering technology, the researchers characterized the granule size distribution of waxy native maize starch when it was subjected to heating at constant temperatures of 65 C, 70 C, 75 C, 80 C, 85 C and 90 C.
Group-A (n=28) was implanted by bone graft granule with the average volume of 0.2 cm3, Group-B (n=27) was implanted by bone graft granule with the average volume of 0.1 cm3, and Group-C (n=27) was implanted by bone graft granule with the average volume of 0.05 cm3.
Besides flexible and clear PVC compounds, the company can also supply the UPVC granule that is used primarily in making window and door frames.
Here, in order to characterize the local interactions between the single granule and the surrounding CaVs, we will exploit a strategy that is similar to the methodology devised in our recent paper to describe the large conductance BK potassium current that is controlled locally by CaVs [9].
The starch properties mainly depend on their physical and chemical characteristics, the average granule sizes, the percentage of distribution of the differently sized groups of granules, the amylose/amylopectin ratio, and their mineral contents [3].
Recently, we found that PE wax could form micron-sized ellipsoidal granule composed of multilamellae from a concentrated solution by controlling a cooling rate [33].