Granule

Granule is a generic term used for a small particle or grain. The generic term is used in a variety of specific contexts.

* Granule (solar physics), visible structures in the photosphere of the Sun arising from activity in the Sun's convective zone
* Granule (cell biology), any of several submicroscopic structures, some with explicable origins, others noted only as cell type-specific features of unknown function
* "Azurophil granule", a structure characteristic of the azurophil eukarytotic cell type
* "Chromaffin granule", a structure characteristic of the chromophil eukaryotic cell type
* Martian spherules, spherical granules of material found on the surface of the planet Mars
* A specified particle size of 2–4 millimetres (-1– -2 on the φ scale)

* In pharmaceutical terms, a granule is small particles gathered into a larger, permanent aggregate in which the original particles can still be identified

* a flashcard program, see granule (software)
* In computing: a granule is a unit of contiguous (adjacent/bordering) virtual memory allocation.
* For the treatment of memory granules in the Oracle database, see granule (Oracle DBMS).

See also

* Granular material


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  • granule — [ granyl ] n. m. • 1842; bas lat. granulum, dimin. de granum « grain » ♦ Didact. Petit grain. Pharm. Petite pilule. Granules homéopathiques. ● granule nom masculin (latin granulum) Petit grain d une matière quelconque. N …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • granulé — granule [ granyl ] n. m. • 1842; bas lat. granulum, dimin. de granum « grain » ♦ Didact. Petit grain. Pharm. Petite pilule. Granules homéopathiques. ● granule nom masculin ( …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • granule — granulė statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. granule vok. Körnchen, n rus. гранула, f pranc. granule, f …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • granulė — statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. granule vok. Körnchen, n rus. гранула, f pranc. granule, f …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • Granule — Gran ule (gr[a^]n [ u]l), n. [L. granulum, dim. of granum grain: cf. F. granule. See {Grain} a kernel.] A little grain; a small particle; a pellet. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Granule — (von lat. granulum, Körnchen) steht für das einzelne Element einer körnigen Oberfläche, siehe Granulation die Konvektionszellen auf der Sonne und anderen Fixsternen, siehe Granulation (Astronomie) eine dunkle Pore an der Sonnenoberfläche, siehe… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • granulé — granulé, ée (gra nu lé, lée) part. passé de granuler. 1°   Formé de petits grains. Marbre granulé. 2°   Terme d histoire naturelle. Qui renferme ou porte des granulations, ou qui en a l apparence …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • granule — 1650s, from Fr. granule or directly from L.L. granulum small grain, dim. of L. granum grain (see CORN (Cf. corn) (1)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • granule — granulė statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Specialiai suformuotas medžiagos gabalėlis. atitikmenys: angl. grain; granule; pellet; prill rus. гранула …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • granulė — statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Specialiai suformuotas medžiagos gabalėlis. atitikmenys: angl. grain; granule; pellet; prill rus. гранула …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

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