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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.]
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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]
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gran•ule

(ˈgræn yul)

n.
1. a little grain.
2. a small particle; pellet.
[1645–55; < Late Latin grānulum small grain. See grain, -ule]
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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
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granule

noun grain, scrap, molecule, particle, fragment, atom, crumb, jot, speck, iota granules of coarse-grain sea salt
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Translations
حُبيْبَه
zrnko
lille korn
smákorn, ögn
granuliuotasgrūdėtas
granulagraudiņš

granule

[ˈgrænjuːl] N [of sugar etc] → gránulo m
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granule

[ˈgrænjl] ngranule m
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granule

nKörnchen nt
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granule

[ˈgrænjuːl] ngranello
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granule

(ˈgrӕnjuːl) noun
a very small particle. a granule of sugar.
ˈgranular adjective
ˈgranulated (-lei-) adjective
broken into tiny particles. granulated sugar.
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gran·ule

n. gránulo, partícula pequeña formada de gránulos;
acidophil ______ acidófilo, que acepta colorantes ácidos;
basophil ______ basófilo, que acepta colorantes básicos.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

granule

n gránulo
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In particular, it was the aim to distinguish between the first phase of insulin secretion during the initial few minutes of exposure to the secretory stimulus [4-6] from the readily releasable insulin secretory granule pool [7] and the subsequent second phase of secretion [5, 6] from the reserve pool [7].
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.
Pancreatic secretory granule membrane GP2 is a 78 kDa glycoprotein, synthesized in the exocrine part of the pancreas by the acinus cells [19].
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. Type A secretory cell is the most abundant cell of the six types of secretory cells.
The secretory functions of the acinar cells involve the production, storage, and concentration and release of secretory proteins via exocytosis (i.e., the fusion of the secretory granule membrane with the plasma membrane and the release of its contents).
Some of the basic science makes a compelling case for PRP: Activated platelets have secretory granules. These modify the pericellular milieu through release of a variety of growth factors by secretory granules.
It is worth noting that underdeveloped organelles and absence of secretory granules was the most prominent feature of the chromophobe cells (Fig.
The epididymis in this period is in full activity, the epithelium of the corpus showed cylindrical and elongated cells with a large amount of secretory granules inside, and the enlarged lumen of the corpus was full of spermatozoa and secretory granules (Figure 2(a)).