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granular

[ gran-yuh-ler ]
/ ˈgræn yə lər /
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adjective
of the nature of granules; grainy.
composed of or bearing granules or grains.
showing a granulated structure.
highly detailed; having many small and distinct parts: data analysis on a granular level.
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Origin of granular

First recorded in 1785–95; granule + -ar1

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British Dictionary definitions for granular

granular
/ (ˈɡrænjʊlə) /

adjective
of, like, containing, or resembling a granule or granules
having a grainy or granulated surface

Derived forms of granular

granularly, adverb
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Medical definitions for granular

granular
[ grănyə-lər ]

adj.
Composed or appearing to be composed of granules or grains.
Relating to or containing particles having a strong affinity for nuclear stains, as in certain bacteria.
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