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granular

 [gran´u-lar]
made up of or marked by the presence of granules or grains.

gran·u·lar

(gran'yū-lăr),
1. Composed of or resembling granules or granulations.
2. Particles with strong affinity for nuclear stains, seen in many bacterial species.

granular

/gran·u·lar/ (gran´u-lar) made up of or marked by presence of granules or grains.

granular

(grăn′yə-lər)
adj.
Biology Containing granules: granular cells.

gran′u·lar′i·ty (-lăr′ĭ-tē) n.
gran′u·lar·ly adv.

granular

[gran′yələr]
Etymology: L, granulum, little grain
1 macroscopically resembling or feeling like sand.
2 microscopically appearing to have a few or many particles within or on its surface, such as a stained granular leukocyte. granularity, n.

granular

adjective Referring to a granule; grainy.

gran·u·lar

(gran'yū-lăr)
1. Composed of or resembling granules or granulations.
2. Particles with strong affinity for nuclear stains, seen in many bacterial species.

granular

made up of or marked by the presence of granules or grains.

granular casts
homogeneous urinary casts with a granular structure; composed of fractions of serum proteins.
granular cell myoblastoma
rare tumor at the base of the tongue of the dog.
granular cell tumor
a benign, circumscribed, tumor-like lesion of soft tissue, particularly of the lung of the horse, tongue of dogs, skin and muscle, composed of large cells with prominent granular cytoplasm; considered by some to arise from myoblasts (myoblastoma) and by others from neurogenic elements (granular cell schwannoma).
granular layer
see stratum granulosum.
granular reticulum
rough-surfaced endoplasmic reticulum.
granular vaginitis
spherical, 1 mm diameter nodules on the vulvar mucosa of the cow and the penile skin of the bull. Appears to be a nonspecific hyperplasia of lymphoid tissue, but linked anecdotally with Mycoplasma spp. Called also granular vulvovaginitis.
granular venereal disease
see granular vaginitis (above).
granular vulvitis
part of a venereal disease caused by Ureaplasma diversum in cattle; other signs include embryonic death, abortion, dead or weak calves.
granular vulvovaginitis
see granular vaginitis (above).