Granule

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The English Wiktionary has a dictionary definition (meanings of a word) for: granule

Granule is a generic term used for a small particle or grain. The generic term is used in a lot of 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 eukaryotic 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)