granular

[gran-yuh-ler]
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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.

Nearby words

  1. grants,
  2. grants pass,
  3. grantsman,
  4. grantsmanship,
  5. granul-,
  6. granular cell tumor,
  7. granular conjunctivitis,
  8. granular endoplasmic reticulum,
  9. granular layer,
  10. granular leukoblast

Origin of granular

First recorded in 1785–95; granule + -ar1

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British Dictionary definitions for granularity

granularity

noun

the state or quality of being grainy or granular
the state or quality of being composed of many individual pieces or elements

granular

adjective

of, like, containing, or resembling a granule or granules
having a grainy or granulated surface
Derived Formsgranularly, adverb

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Word Origin and History for granularity

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.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Medicine definitions for granularity

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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