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granuloma

[gran-yuh-loh-muh] /ˌgræn yəˈloʊ mə/
noun, plural granulomas, granulomata
[gran-yuh-loh-muh-tuh] /ˌgræn yəˈloʊ mə tə/ (Show IPA).
Pathology
1.
an inflammatory tumor or growth composed of granulation tissue.
Origin
1860-1865
1860-65; granule + -oma
Related forms
granulomatous
[gran-yuh-lom-uh-tuh s] /ˌgræn yəˈlɒm ə təs/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for granulomatous

granuloma

/ˌɡrænjʊˈləʊmə/
noun (pl) -mas, -mata (-mətə)
1.
a tumour composed of granulation tissue produced in response to chronic infection, inflammation, a foreign body, or to unknown causes
Derived Forms
granulomatous (ˌɡrænjʊˈlɒmətəs) adjective
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Word Origin and History for granulomatous

granuloma

n.

from Latin granulum (see granular) + -oma, on model of glaucoma, etc.

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granulomatous in Medicine

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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