granular

[ gran-yuh-ler ]SEE DEFINITION OF granular
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR GRANULAR

It was white and granular—the same that I had seen him use in the morning.

Neurospongium: a granular matrix in the periopticon of the insect eye.

A granular powder is placed in your hands, and you are asked to state what it is.

The valvular structure of the auricles was congested and granular.

It is met with also of a fibrous, radiated, and granular structure.

It is a colorless, granular cell, 20 to 40 in diameter (Fig. 91).

Its body is rounded and flattened, and granular on the surface.

The cut surface is granular or roughened, not smooth to the eye.

This is filled with a granular protoplasm, in which vacuoles are formed.

Sandstone may at the outset be described as a granular non-crystalline rock.

WORD ORIGIN

1794, from Late Latin granulum "granule," diminutive of Latin granum "grain, seed" (see corn (n.1)) + -ar. Replaced granulous (late 14c.). Related: Granularity.

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