granulation

[gran-yuh-ley-shuh n]
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noun

the act or process of granulating.
a granulated condition.
any of the grains of a granulated surface.
Pathology.
  1. the formation of granulation tissue, especially in healing.
  2. granulation tissue.
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

First recorded in 1606–15; granule + -ation
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granulation

noun

the act or process of granulating
a granulated texture or surface
a single bump or grain in such a surface
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
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Word Origin and History for granulation
n.

1610s, from Late Latin granulum (see granular) + -ation.

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granulation in Medicine

granulation

[grăn′yə-lāshən]

n.

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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