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granulose \gran"u*lose`\, a. Granular.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

part of starch convertible into sugar, 1875, from Late Latin granulum "small grain," diminutive of granum "grain" (see grain) + chemical suffix -ose.


n. (context biochemistry English) The main constituent of the starch grain or granule, in distinction from the framework of cellulose. It is coloured blue by iodine, and is converted into dextrin and sugar by boiling acids and amylolytic ferments.


adj. composed of or covered with relatively large particles; "granular sugar"; "gritty sand" [syn: farinaceous, coarse-grained, grainy, granular, gritty, mealy, sandy]

Usage examples of "granulose".

Sarebbero venute molto granulose, terribili in quanto a luminosità, ma suffi­cientemente belle.

In the dark, he felt its surfaces to be some kind of granulose shingle, firm and silent beneath his boots.