- tissue formed in ulcers and in early wound healing and repair, composed largely of newly growing capillaries and so called from its irregular surface in open wounds; proud flesh.
Origin of granulation tissue
First recorded in 1870–75
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Examples from the Web for granulation tissue
He classified the tubercles among the tumors as circumscribed new formations whose structure resembled that of granulation-tissue.
Such features are those common to the granulation-tissue resulting from ordinary inflammation.
- a mass of new connective tissue and capillaries formed on the surface of a healing ulcer or wound, usually leaving a scarNontechnical name: proud flesh
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