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

  • n. A mass of inflamed granulation tissue, usually associated with ulcerated infections.

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  • n. a tumor consisting of a mass of granular tissue that sometimes results from infection or injury

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In pathology, a growth resembling granulative tissue, produced in certain infectious diseases, as in tuberculosis, syphilis, or leprosy.

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

  • n. a tumor composed of granulation tissue resulting from injury or inflammation or infection


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  • He said he had surgery to remove the growth, known as a granuloma, last Thursday and had been told to rest his voice for at least a month.

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  • A large dark area showing inflammation, otherwise known as a granuloma -- a sure sign of the intestinal disease.

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  • Her doctors, no matter how hard they tried, couldn't figure out the cause of Jessica's abdominal distress. high school science class, she was looking under the microscope at slides of her own intestinal tissue - slides her pathologist had said were completely normal - and spotted an area of inflamed tissue called a granuloma, a clear indication that she had Crohn's disease.


  • -- and spotted an area of inflamed tissue called a granuloma, a clear indication that she had Crohn's disease.

  • When Cox was only 8-years-old she was cleaning out the family fish tank and contracted a very rare infection in a scrape on her hand called mycobacterium marinum, or sometimes called fish tank granuloma, according to 7News.

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