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proud flesh

noun, Pathology
1350-1400; Middle English Unabridged
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  • Later, proud flesh develops and the owner purchases ointment from the veterinarian to apply to the tissue.
British Dictionary definitions for proud flesh

proud flesh

a non-technical name for granulation tissue
Word Origin
C14: from proud (in the sense: swollen, protruding)
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proud flesh in Medicine

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

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