from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A small grain or pellet; a particle.
- n. Geology A rock or mineral fragment larger than a sand grain and smaller than a pebble, between 2 and 4 millimeters in diameter.
- n. Astronomy One of the small, transient, brilliant markings in the photosphere of the sun.
- n. Biology A cellular or cytoplasmic particle, especially one that stains readily.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A tiny grain, a small particle.
- n. A small structure in a cell.
- n. A particle from 2 to 4 mm in diameter, following the Wentworth scale
- n. a small mark in the photosphere of the sun caused by convection currents. See also Wikipedia:Granule (solar physics).
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A little grain; a small particle; a pellet.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A little grain; a fine particle.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a tiny grain
Late Latin grānulum, diminutive of Latin grānum, grain; see gr̥ə-no- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Late Latin granulum, diminutive of Latin granum ("grain"); see grain. (Wiktionary)