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[gran-yuh-loh-muh] /ˌgræn yəˈloʊ mə/
noun, plural granulomas, granulomata
[gran-yuh-loh-muh-tuh] /ˌgræn yəˈloʊ mə tə/ (Show IPA).
an inflammatory tumor or growth composed of granulation tissue.
Origin of granuloma
First recorded in 1860-65; granule + -oma
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[gran-yuh-lom-uh-tuh s] /ˌgræn yəˈlɒm ə təs/ (Show IPA),
adjective Unabridged
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noun (pl) -mas, -mata (-mətə)
a tumour composed of granulation tissue produced in response to chronic infection, inflammation, a foreign body, or to unknown causes
Derived Forms
granulomatous (ˌɡrænjʊˈlɒmətəs) adjective
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Word Origin and History for granuloma

from Latin granulum (see granular) + -oma, on model of glaucoma, etc.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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granuloma in Medicine

granuloma gran·u·lo·ma (grān'yə-lō'mə)
n. pl. gran·u·lo·mas or gran·u·lo·ma·ta (-mə-tə)
A mass of inflamed granulation tissue, that is usually associated with ulcerated infections.

gran'u·lo'ma·tous (-mə-təs) adj.
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