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ˈgræn yulgran·ule

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. granulenoun

    a tiny grain

Wiktionary

  1. granulenoun

    A tiny grain, a small particle.

    Etymology: From granulum, diminutive of granum; see grain.

  2. granulenoun

    A small structure in a cell.

    Etymology: From granulum, diminutive of granum; see grain.

  3. granulenoun

    A particle from 2 to 4 mm in diameter, following the Wentworth scale

    Etymology: From granulum, diminutive of granum; see grain.

  4. granulenoun

    a small mark in the photosphere of the sun caused by convection currents. See also Wikipedia:Granule (solar physics).

    Etymology: From granulum, diminutive of granum; see grain.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Granulenoun

    a little grain a small particle; a pellet

    Etymology: [L. granulum, dim. of granum grain: cf. F. granule. See Grain a kernel.]

Freebase

  1. Granule

    In cell biology, a granule is a small particle. It can be any structure barely visible by light microscopy. The term is most often used to describe a secretory vesicle.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Granule

    gran′ūl, n. a little grain: a fine particle.—adjs. Gran′ūlar, Gran′ūlary, Gran′ūlose, Gran′ūlous, consisting of or like grains or granules.—adv. Gran′ūlarly.—v.t. Gran′ūlāte, to form or break into grains or small masses: to make rough on the surface.—v.i. to be formed into grains.—adj. granular: having the surface covered with small elevations.—n. Granūlā′tion, act of forming into grains, esp. of metals by pouring them through a sieve into water while hot: (pl.) the materials of new texture as first formed in a wound or on an ulcerated surface.—adjs. Granūlif′erous; Gran′ūliform.—n. Gran′ūlīte, a schistose but sometimes massive aggregate of quartz and orthoclase with garnets. [L. granulum, dim. of granum, grain.]

Entomology

  1. Granule

    a little grain or grain-like elevation.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of granule in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of granule in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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