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[gran-yuh-ley-shuh n] /ˌgræn yəˈleɪ ʃən/
the act or process of granulating.
a granulated condition.
any of the grains of a granulated surface.
  1. the formation of granulation tissue, especially in healing.
  2. granulation tissue.
Astronomy. one of the small, short-lived features of the sun's surface that in the aggregate give it a mottled appearance when viewed with a telescope.
1606-15; granule + -ation Unabridged
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  • granulation tissue moves, as a wave, from the border of the injury towards the center.
  • These small magnetic poles are buffeted and churned by the constant granulation.
British Dictionary definitions for granulation


the act or process of granulating
a granulated texture or surface
a single bump or grain in such a surface
(astronomy) Also granule. any of numerous bright regions (approximate diameter 900 km) having a fine granular structure that can appear briefly on any part of the sun's surface
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Word Origin and History for granulation

1610s, from Late Latin granulum (see granular) + -ation.

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granulation in Medicine

granulation gran·u·la·tion (grān'yə-lā'shən)

  1. The process of forming grains or granules.

  2. The state or appearance of having grains or granules.

  3. Small, fleshy, beadlike protuberances, consisting of outgrowths of new capillaries, on the surface of a wound that is healing. Also called granulation tissue.

  4. The formation of these protuberances.

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Encyclopedia Article for granulation

in jewelry, type of decoration in which minute grains or tiny balls of gold are applied to a surface in geometric or linear patterns or massed to fill in parts of a decoration. First used as early as the 3rd millennium BC, it was known in western Asia and Egypt. The technique as practiced by the ancient Greeks, especially immediately following the Mycenaean Age, achieved an amazing fineness and could produce a texture of great richness.

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