of the nature of granules; grainy.
composed of or bearing granules or grains.
showing a granulated structure.

1785–95; granule + -ar1

granularity, noun
granularly, adverb
multigranular, adjective
nongranular, adjective
subgranular, adjective
subgranularly, adverb
subgranularity, noun
ungranular, adjective Unabridged
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granular (ˈɡrænjʊlə)
1.  of, like, containing, or resembling a granule or granules
2.  having a grainy or granulated surface

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Word Origin & History

1794, from L.L. granulum "granule," dim. of L. granum "grain." Replaced granulous (14c.).
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Medical Dictionary

granular gran·u·lar (grān'yə-lər)

  1. Composed or appearing to be composed of granules or grains.

  2. Relating to or containing particles having a strong affinity for nuclear stains, as in certain bacteria.

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Example sentences
For decades, frozen food meant granular fish sticks, cardboard crust pizzas and
  portion-controlled diet meals.
The study of granular materials has burgeoned over the past two decades or so.
Granular casts are a sign of underlying kidney disease.
Use a complete granular rose fertilizer according to package instructions.
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