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granule

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noun gran·ule \ˈgran-(ˌ)yül\

Simple Definition of granule

  • : a small grain or piece of something

Full Definition of granule

  1. 1 :  a small particle; especially :  one of numerous particles forming a larger unit

  2. 2 :  any of the small short-lived brilliant spots on the sun's photosphere

Examples of granule

  1. <is there one granule of truth in that statement?>



Origin of granule

Late Latin granulum, diminutive of Latin granum grain


First Known Use: 1652


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granule

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noun gran·ule \ˈgran-(ˌ)yü(ə)l\

Medical Definition of granule

  1. 1a:  a little grain or small particle; especially :  one of a number of particles forming a larger unitb:  a small sugar-coated pill

  2. 2:  a clump of actinomycetes in a lesion




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