proud flesh

noun Pathology.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English

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proud flesh
 
n
a non-technical name for granulation tissue
 
[C14: from proud (in the sense: swollen, protruding)]

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proud flesh n.
The swollen flesh that surrounds a healing wound, caused by excessive granulation.

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Later, proud flesh develops and the owner purchases ointment from the veterinarian to apply to the tissue.
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