gran·​u·​lo·​sis ˌgran-yə-ˈlō-səs How to pronounce granulosis (audio)
plural granuloses ˌgran-yə-ˈlō-ˌsēz How to pronounce granulosis (audio)
: any of several diseases of lepidopteran larvae marked by minute granular inclusions in infected cells and caused by viruses (genus Granulovirus of the family Baculoviridae)

Word History


New Latin

First Known Use

1949, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of granulosis was in 1949

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“Granulosis.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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