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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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A biopsy sample was obtained from the region of pigmentation on the cheek; histopathological examination showed accumulation of pigment granules within the collagen fibers and macrophages along with the granules present freely in the tissue, which was consistent with exogenous ochronosis (Figure 2).
This is where posterior-bowing of the mid-peripheral iris rubs against the zonules releasing pigment granules which then lodge in the trabecular meshwork reducing outflow and elevating IOP.
In the extracellular space, pigment granules were abundant and dispersed throughout the parenchyma (Figure 2).
None of the PG eyes exhibited diffuse anterior iris stromal pigment granule dusting, except for trace cluster of pigment granules on inferior surface of the iris in three PG eyes from three patients.
Cafeau-lait spots are composed of epidermal melanocytes with giant pigment granules (macro melanosomes) within the cytoplasm and are of neural crest origin.
9 to 17 small roundish pigment granules were seen randomly scattered in the cytoplasm.
They are added to many skin lightning formulations to speed the removal of pigment granules and accelerate the effects of other whitening agents.
Xiphophorus helleri, with special reference to their pigment granules (pterinosomes).
But the ultrastructure of granulate cells in both sea hare species was identical except for the lack of pigment granules in D.
Specifically, there are yellow-brown, ceroid, lipofuscin-like (cerumen) pigment granules within the cytoplasm of these luminal cells, which are surrounded by basal, myoepithelial cells lined up along the basement membrane.
The apical processes contain pigment granules and small vesicles.
The simplest iridescent feather colors are produced by light scattering off the feather's surface and a smooth surface of melanin pigment granules within the feather protein.