Definition of Granular

1. Adjective. Composed of or covered with particles resembling meal in texture or consistency. "It left a mealy residue"

Exact synonyms: Coarse-grained, Farinaceous, Grainy, Granulose, Gritty, Mealy
Similar to: Coarse, Harsh
Derivative terms: Grain, Graininess, Grain, Granularity, Grit

2. Adjective. Having a granular structure like that of chondrites.
Exact synonyms: Chondritic
Antonyms: Achondritic
Derivative terms: Chondrite

Definition of Granular

1. a. Consisting of, or resembling, grains; as, a granular substance.

Definition of Granular

1. Adjective. Consisting of, or resembling, granules or grains; as, a granular substance. Grainy. Granular limestone, crystalline limestone, or marble, having a granular structure. ¹

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Definition of Granular

1. composed of granules [adj]

Medical Definition of Granular

1. 1. Composed of or resembling granules or granulations. 2. Particles with strong affinity for nuclear stains, seen in many bacterial species. (05 Mar 2000)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Granular

granting immunity
grantor trust
granular (current term)
granular cast
granular cell tumour
granular component of nucleolus
granular configuration automation
granular conjunctivitis
granular cortex
granular degeneration
granular endoplasmic reticulum
granular layer of a vesicular ovarian follicle
granular layer of cerebellar cortex
granular layer of cerebellum
granular layer of epidermis
granular layers of cerebral cortex

Literary usage of Granular

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Anatomy, Descriptive and Surgical by Henry Gray (1870)
"Middle or granular layer. Internal or nervous layer. The bloodvessels do not form a distinctly er ; they ramify in the substance of the internal layer. ..."

2. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1902)
"Further, we feel prepared to express a positive belief that the granular degeneration is the ... We could see no relation between the granular condition and ..."

3. Manual of Mineralogy: Including Observations on Mines, Rocks, Reduction of by James Dwight Dana (1869)
"granular STRUCTURE. When the grains in the .exture of a mineral are coarse, it is said to be coarsely granular, as in granular marble ; when &ne ..."

4. The Practitioner by Gale Group, ProQuest Information and Learning Company (1891)
"THE SURGICAL TREATMENT OF granular OPHTHALMIA.1 BY DB. A. DARIER, Chief of Af. Abodes Clinique, Paris. MOST of the methods of treatment now employed in ..."

5. Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature (1907)
"It occurs also as an amorphous granular substance, sometimes replacing calcite, ... It occurs crystallized or finely granular in mineral veins, ..."

6. The Cyclopædia;: Or, Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Abraham Rees by Abraham Rees (1819)
"OO 0.50 3.00 5-<ю 0.25 granular ... granular ... mica-date, and granular lime-ilone : it occurs alfo near ..."

7. The Lancet (1898)
"The symptoms of granular kidney become pronounced, as a rule, ... Cases of granular kidney in young people or even in children have been recently recorded ..."

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