from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The act or process of granulating.
- n. The condition or appearance of being granulated.
- n. Small, fleshy, beadlike protuberances, consisting of outgrowths of new capillaries, on the surface of a wound that is healing. Also called granulation tissue.
- n. The formation of these protuberances.
- n. The small, transient, brilliant granular markings on the photosphere of the sun.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The formation of granules
- n. The condition of being granulated
- n. Granulated tissue on the surface of a healing wound; granulation tissue
- n. A bright, transient granular marking on the Sun's photosphere
- n. The attachment of granules of precious metal to underlying metal of jewellery
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act or process of forming or crystallizing into grains.
- n. The state of being granulated.
- n. One of the small, red, grainlike prominences which form on a raw surface (that of wounds or ulcers), and are the efficient agents in the process of healing.
- n. The act or process of the formation of such prominences.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of forming into grains; the state or process of being formed into grains: as, the granulation of gunpowder or sugar.
- n. In surgical pathology: The formation of new tissue, as in the repair of wounds, the free surface of which presents a granulated appearance. This tissue is called granulation tissue.
- n. Any one of the small granular elevations on the free surface of granulation tissue.
- n. In med. pathol., the formation of small grainlike bodies or tubercles in the substance of an organ, as in tubercular phthisis.
- n. In zoology and botany: A roughening of a surface with little tubercles like grains, or a surface so studded.
- n. One of the little elevations in a granulated surface.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. new connective tissue and tiny blood vessels that form on the surfaces of a wound during the healing process
- n. the act of forming something into granules or grains
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The clot is transformed into what we term granulation tissue and begins to organize.
There's a lot of what we call granulation tissue which is developing in that left foot, which is a sign of improvement.
This new tissue is called granulation tissue and special growth factors to stimulate skin formation epithelialization.
The granulation is the hangover from lots and lots of wakes crossing each other over a long period of time.
Grainy sun: the images show the so-called granulation in four different wavelengths in near ultraviolet light.
I thought it was bad when my post op meeting with my doc involved him applying ACID to my nethers to get rid of "granulation".
Organic fertilizers do not only supply nutrients to plants, but promote favorable soil properties such as granulation and good tilt, giving efficient aeration, easy root penetration and improved water holding capacity.
Years ago Philip talked about the need for more "granulation" in tier charges.
The slave insurrection in Haiti in 1791, the cotton boom of 1793 and the granulation of sugar in 1795 made the city a major port.
There is wonderful gold granulation work, which is very, very fine, jewelry-type workmanship.