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granulose

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj granulose composed of or covered with particles resembling meal in texture or consistency "granular sugar","the photographs were grainy and indistinct","it left a mealy residue"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Granulose (Physiol. Chem) The main constituent of the starch grain or granule, in distinction from the framework of cellulose. Unlike cellulose, it is colored blue by iodine, and is converted into dextrin and sugar by boiling acids and amylolytic ferments.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • granulose Same as granular.
    • n granulose One of the essential constituents of the starch-grain, which gives a characteristic blue color with iodine, and is converted into sugar by the ferment of saliva. It is distinguished from the other constituent, cellulose, by these two characteristics.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adjs Granulose consisting of or like grains or granules
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
From Granule
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. granulum, dim. of granum, grain.

Usage

In literature:

The soluble filtrate from starch paste also contains a substance identical with granulose.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 458, October 11, 1884" by Various
Granulose: roughened with granules or made up of distinct grains.
"Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology" by John. B. Smith
Sporangia stipitate or sessile, the wall a thin delicate membrane, minutely granulose, rupturing irregularly.
"The Myxomycetes of the Miami Valley, Ohio" by A. P. Morgan
A few of the species are characterized by a smooth cap; in some instances it is granulose or mealy.
"Student's Hand-book of Mushrooms of America, Edible and Poisonous" by Thomas Taylor
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