degranulation

noun
de·​gran·​u·​la·​tion | \ (ˌ)dē-ˌgra-nyə-ˈlā-shən How to pronounce degranulation (audio) \

Definition of degranulation

: the process of losing granules specifically : the process by which cytoplasmic granules (as of mast cells) release their contents

First Known Use of degranulation

circa 1941, in the meaning defined above

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“Degranulation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/degranulation. Accessed 16 Jul. 2020.

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degranulation

noun
de·​gran·​u·​la·​tion | \ (ˌ)dē-ˌgran-yə-ˈlā-shən How to pronounce degranulation (audio) \

Medical Definition of degranulation

: the process of losing granules specifically : the process by which cytoplasmic granules (as of mast cells) release their contents

Other Words from degranulation

degranulate \ -​ˈgran-​yə-​ˌlāt How to pronounce degranulate (audio) \ intransitive verb degranulated; degranulating

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