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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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