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granular

[gran-yuh-ler] /ˈgræn yə lər/
adjective
1.
of the nature of granules; grainy.
2.
composed of or bearing granules or grains.
3.
showing a granulated structure.
4.
highly detailed; having many small and distinct parts:
data analysis on a granular level.
Origin of granular
1785-1795
First recorded in 1785-95; granule + -ar1
Related forms
granularity, noun
granularly, adverb
multigranular, adjective
nongranular, adjective
subgranular, adjective
subgranularly, adverb
subgranularity, noun
ungranular, adjective
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  • The bone-marrow then in the guinea-pig can also preserve the balance of the large mononuclear, non-granular cells in the blood.

    Histology of the Blood Paul Ehrlich
British Dictionary definitions for non-granular

granular

/ˈɡrænjʊlə/
adjective
1.
of, like, containing, or resembling a granule or granules
2.
having a grainy or granulated surface
Derived Forms
granularly, adverb
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Word Origin and History for non-granular

granular

adj.

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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non-granular in Medicine

granular gran·u·lar (grān'yə-lər)
adj.

  1. Composed or appearing to be composed of granules or grains.

  2. Relating to or containing particles having a strong affinity for nuclear stains, as in certain bacteria.

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