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granular layer

granular layer in Medicine

granular layer n.

  1. The deeper of the two layers of the cortex of the cerebellum, containing many granule cells whose dendrites synapse with incoming highly branched nerve fibers but whose axons form synapses with dendrites of Purkinje cells, basket cells, and stellate cells; granular layer of the cerebellar cortex.

  2. A layer of somewhat flattened cells containing granules of keratohyalin and eleidin, lying just above the prickle cell layer of the epidermis; granular layer of the epidermis.

  3. The layer of small cells that forms the wall of an ovarian follicle; granular layer of a vesicular ovarian follicle.

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