Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The swollen flesh that surrounds a healing wound, caused by excessive granulation.

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  • n. hypertrophic scarring

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. a fungous growth or excrescence of granulations resembling flesh, in a wound or ulcer.
  • n. See under Proud.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the swollen tissue around a healing wound or ulcer

Etymologies

From its swelling up.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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