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grain

 [grān]
1. a seed, especially of a cereal plant.
2. the smallest unit in the apothecaries' and avoirdupois systems, equal to 0.065 of a gram; abbreviated gr.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

grain

(grān),
1. One of the cereal plants, or its seed.
2. A hard, minute particle of any substance, for example, sand.
3. A unit of weight equivalent to 0.064799 grain [For other equivalents, see appendix, Weights and Measures].
4. A macroscopically visible cluster of organisms living in tissue of patients with actinomycosis or mycetoma.
5. A particle of a silver halide in a photographic emulsion.
[L. granum]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

grain

(1) An obsolete, non-SI (International System) unit of weight formerly used by pharmacists, equal to 0.0648 g. 
(2) A nonspecific term for any granule particle (e.g., a psammoma body), seen by light microscopy; the term is no longer used in pathology.
(3) A cereal plant—e.g., barley, oat, wheat—or seed thereof.
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grain

(gr) (grān)
1. Cereal plants (e.g., corn, wheat, or rye), or a seed of one of them.
2. A minute, hard particle of any substance, as of sand.
3. A unit of weight, 1/60 dram (apoth. or troy), 1/437.5 avoirdupois ounce, 1/480 troy ounce, 1/5760 troy pound, 1/7000 avoirdupois pound; the equivalent of 0.064799 gram.
[L. granum]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

grain

(gr) (grān)
1. One of the cereal plants, or its seed.
2. A hard, minute particle of any substance, e.g., sand.
3. The grain is obsolete as a unit in dentistry, medicine, pharmacy, and nursing. Avoid abbreviationgr, which is subject to frequent misinterpretation. A unit of weight equivalent to 64.79 mg.
4. A particle of a silver halide in a photographic emulsion.
[L. granum]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012

Patient discussion about grain

Q. What and how much intake should I have 1. Vegetables, 2. Fruits and whole grain… I am 21 years old and would like to know that in order to get the required fiber per day what and how much intake should I have 1. Vegetables, 2. Fruits and whole grain…

A. actually men under 50 should have 38 grams a day of fiber. here is a nice article about fiber consuming and a list of foods that contain fiber and the amount of it:
http://www.mayoclinic.com/print/fiber/NU00033/METHOD=print

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This leads us to conclude that the grain growth is suppressed by the rare earth ions especially manganite's whose base is rare earth [25].
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In our previous studies of UFG pure copper, very short annealing for 90 seconds at 200[degrees]C relaxed the nonequilibrium grain boundaries to their equilibrium state with little grain growth [5, 31, 55, 56].
Although some changes in the grain size distribution occur at 150[degrees]C, significant grain growth (normal and abnormal) is not observed until 180[degrees]C.
Recent study demonstrates that grain refinement by micro-alloying with niobium (Nb) can effectively suppress grain growth during austenitization and significantly improve the associated impact performance [6-7].
Thus, the grain growth rate was slower in early sown crop than late sown which increased duration and filled grain with proper assimilation.
Different factors like removal of impurity, uniform grain growth mechanism and their homogeneity were influenced by this factor.
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They cover linear and nonlinear diffusion; the Kirkendall effect and inverse Kirkendall effect; ripening among nano-precipitates; spinodal decomposition; nucleation events in bulk materials, thin films, and nanowires; contact reactions on silicon: plane, line, and point contact reactions; grain growth in microscale and nanoscale; self-sustaining reactions in nanoscale multi-layered thin films; and the formation and transformations of nanotwins in copper.