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

  • noun Any of various nodular masses of granulocytic monocytes and other immune cells, including macrophages and eosinophils, that aggregate in response to a chronic infection, such as tuberculosis, or other inflammatory process.

from The Century Dictionary.

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

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  • noun medicine a tumor consisting of a mass of granular tissue that sometimes results from infection or injury

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

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Examples

  • The immune cells create this capsule called a granuloma in the hope of getting rid of the foreign object inside.

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  • The immune cells create this capsule called a granuloma in the hope of getting rid of the foreign object inside.

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  • The immune cells create this capsule called a granuloma in the hope of getting rid of the foreign object inside.

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  • Grammy-winning musician John Mayer has been diagnosed with a throat condition called granuloma, causing him to cancel future concert appearances and postpone work on his...

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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.

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  • By: Abdulmubeen Mundewadi - Sarcoidosis is a disease that results from a specific form of tissue inflammation called granuloma which can appear in any part of the body, but most often starts in the lungs or lymph nodes.

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

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