- the act or process of granulating.
- a granulated condition.
- any of the grains of a granulated surface.
- Astronomy. one of the small, short-lived features of the sun's surface that in the aggregate give it a mottled appearance when viewed with a telescope.
Origin of granulation
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Examples from the Web for granulation
This mode of granulation, though tedious, is the only one to be used for so small a quantity, for the sake of experiment.
How does the granulation affect the physical properties of flour?Human Foods and Their Nutritive Value
The granulation question struggles with undeserved difficulty.Gunnery in 1858
Any granulation tissue is curetted away and the cavity dried.
Sloughs of granulation tissue or of connective tissue may form.Manual of Surgery
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- the act or process of granulating
- a granulated texture or surface
- a single bump or grain in such a surface
- See granulation tissue
- Also: granule astronomy any of numerous bright regions (approximate diameter 900 km) having a fine granular structure that can appear briefly on any part of the sun's surface
Word Origin and History for granulation
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- The process of forming grains or granules.
- The state or appearance of having grains or granules.
- Small, fleshy, beadlike protuberances, consisting of outgrowths of new capillaries, on the surface of a wound that is healing.granulation tissue
- The formation of these protuberances.
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