granuloma

granuloma

[gran-yuh-loh-muh]
noun, plural granulomas, granulomata [gran-yuh-loh-muh-tuh] . Pathology.
an inflammatory tumor or growth composed of granulation tissue.

Origin:
1860–65; granule + -oma

granulomatous [gran-yuh-lom-uh-tuhs] , adjective
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granuloma (ˌɡrænjʊˈləʊmə)
 
n , pl -mas, -mata
a tumour composed of granulation tissue produced in response to chronic infection, inflammation, a foreign body, or to unknown causes
 
granulomatous
 
adj

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granuloma gran·u·lo·ma (grān'yə-lō'mə)
n. pl. gran·u·lo·mas or gran·u·lo·ma·ta (-mə-tə)
A mass of inflamed granulation tissue, that is usually associated with ulcerated infections.


gran'u·lo'ma·tous (-mə-təs) adj.
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