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granulation tissue

noun, Pathology.
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 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The granulation tissue may undergo caseation and liquefaction, or may become encapsulated by fibrous tissue—“encysted tubercle.”

    Manual of Surgery Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles
  • Any granulation tissue is curetted away and the cavity dried.

  • A few days later this granulation tissue begins to contract and pull the lips of the wound together.

    Preventable Diseases Woods Hutchinson
  • Small sequestra may be found embedded in the granulation tissue.

    Manual of Surgery Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles
  • The bone is replaced by granulation tissue, and disappears, or part of it may become sclerosed and in time form a sequestrum.

    Manual of Surgery Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles
  • As is everywhere the case throughout the body, granulation tissue in the process of healing contracts and forms scars.

    Arteriosclerosis and Hypertension: Louis Marshall Warfield
  • Sloughs of granulation tissue or of connective tissue may form.

    Manual of Surgery Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles
  • granulation tissue (proud flesh) should be controlled by the application of silver nitrate in the form of a caustic pencil.

    Special Report on Diseases of the Horse United States Department of Agriculture
  • They consist of a substance like granulation tissue, with a varying proportion of cells.

  • granulation tissue, for instance, may have temporarily closed the mouth of the fistula.

    Diseases of the Horse's Foot Harry Caulton Reeks
British Dictionary definitions for granulation tissue

granulation tissue

a mass of new connective tissue and capillaries formed on the surface of a healing ulcer or wound, usually leaving a scar Nontechnical name proud flesh
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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