from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The act or process of granulating.
  • noun The condition or appearance of being granulated.
  • noun Small, fleshy, beadlike protuberances, consisting of outgrowths of new capillaries, on the surface of a wound that is healing.
  • noun The formation of these protuberances.
  • noun The small, transient, brilliant granular markings on the photosphere of the sun.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of forming into grains; the state or process of being formed into grains: as, the granulation of gunpowder or sugar.
  • noun 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.
  • noun Any one of the small granular elevations on the free surface of granulation tissue.
  • noun In med. pathol., the formation of small grainlike bodies or tubercles in the substance of an organ, as in tubercular phthisis.
  • noun In zoology and botany: A roughening of a surface with little tubercles like grains, or a surface so studded.
  • noun One of the little elevations in a granulated surface.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The act or process of forming or crystallizing into grains.
  • noun The state of being granulated.
  • noun 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.
  • noun The act or process of the formation of such prominences.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The formation of granules
  • noun uncountable The condition of being granulated
  • noun Granulated tissue on the surface of a healing wound; granulation tissue
  • noun astronomy A bright, transient granular marking on the Sun's photosphere
  • noun The attachment of granules of precious metal to underlying metal of jewellery

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

  • noun new connective tissue and tiny blood vessels that form on the surfaces of a wound during the healing process
  • noun the act of forming something into granules or grains


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