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Definition of "granulation" [gran•u•la•tion]

  • The act or process of granulating. (noun)
  • The condition or appearance of being granulated. (noun)
  • Small, fleshy, beadlike protuberances, consisting of outgrowths of new capillaries, on the surface of a wound that is healing. Also called granulation tissue. (noun)
  • The formation of these protuberances. (noun)
  • The small, transient, brilliant granular markings on the photosphere of the sun. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "granulation" in a sentence
  • "The clot is transformed into what we term granulation tissue and begins to organize."
  • "There's a lot of what we call granulation tissue which is developing in that left foot, which is a sign of improvement."
  • "This new tissue is called granulation tissue and special growth factors to stimulate skin formation epithelialization."