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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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Mast cells possess distinct secretory granule subsets whose exocytosis is regulated by different SNARE isoforms.
It means that the by [beta]-cell of the pancreatic islet of Langerhans worked hard to secrete the insulin, unfortunately it failed to proceed the intact proinsulin well, so the secretory granule of the [beta]-cell secreted the intact proinsulin in higher level to the plasma.
Identification of secretory granule phosphatidylinositol 4,5-bisphosphate-interacting proteins using an affinity pulldown strategy.
Key Words: Birds, minor salivary gland, secretory granule, mucous and seromucous cells,
Secretory cells can be classified into six types (A, B, C, D, E, F) in accordance with the shapes and ultrastructural characteristics of secretory granule.
the fusion of the secretory granule membrane with the plasma membrane and the release of its contents).
Aros and Viragh (1969) and Fujita and Nanba (1971) reported that zone 6 contains at least two types of secretory granule - a large electrondense granule and a smaller granule.
The centroacinar cells were located in the gland cavity which was surrounded by the gland cells that were lighter in color, contained a kernel that was not obvious, and there were no secretory granules in the cytoplasm (Fig.
Importantly, granule contents are also released according to a hierarchy, with secretory granules being the most readily exocytosed and azurophil granules only undergoing partial exocytosis [38].