Granule



[gran-yool] /ˈgræn yul/

noun
1.
a little grain.
2.
a small particle; pellet.
3.
a corpuscle; sporule.
/ˈɡrænjuːl/
noun
1.
a small grain
2.
(geology) a single rock fragment in gravel, smaller than a pebble but larger than a sand grain
3.
(astronomy) another name for granulation (sense 5)
n.

1650s, from French granule or directly from Late Latin granulum “small grain,” diminutive of Latin granum “grain” (see corn (n.1)).

granule gran·ule (grān’yōōl)
n.

granule
(grān’yl)

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