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granule,

in astronomy: see photospherephotosphere,
luminous, apparently opaque layer of gases that forms the visible surface of the sun or any other star. The photosphere lies between the dense interior gases and the more attenuated gases of the chromosphere.
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granule

[′gran·yül]
(astronomy)
A convective cell in the solar photosphere, about 600 miles (1000 kilometers) in diameter.
(geology)
A somewhat rounded rock fragment ranging in diameter from 2 to 4 millimeters; larger than a coarse sand grain and smaller than a pebble.

granule

Geology a single rock fragment in gravel, smaller than a pebble but larger than a sand grain
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Antibodies to GP2, the major zymogen granule membrane glycoprotein, in inflammatory bowel diseases.
Seven translocation negative cases demonstrated papillary architecture with arborizing vessels 4 cases, vacuolated tumor cells (4 cases), solid sheets of bland tumor cells with eccentrically placed nuclei (7 cases), and zymogen granules (3 cases).
Lowe, "The pancreatic zymogen granule membrane protein, GP2, binds Escherichia coli type 1 Fimbriae," BMC Gastroenterology, vol.
Kovarik et al., "The zymogen granule protein 2 (GP2) binds to scavenger receptor expressed on endothelial cells I (SREC-I)," Cellular Immunology, vol.
Cells with cytoplasmic basophilic zymogen granules and interspersed intercalated duct-like cells may be seen in acinic cell carcinoma (inset, right).
16) accumulation of reaction product is prominent in the zymogen granules of gut diverticula, the ducts of silk glands and the walls of the air pockets in the book lung (Fig.
There were also no zymogen granules or digestive vesicles observed.
Sea bass (Beccaria et al.), subjected to long fasting showed the lumen of excretory ducts narrower and reduced cellular activity demonstrated by the scarcity of zymogen granules. On the other hand, intensively fed fish were seen to have increased cellular activity and greater quantity of zymogen granules.
Hence these cells are producing zymogen granules that may contain aminopeptidase.