granuloma

[ gran-yuh-loh-muh ]
/ ˌgræn yəˈloʊ mə /

noun, plural gran·u·lo·mas, gran·u·lo·ma·ta [gran-yuh-loh-muh-tuh]. /ˌgræn yəˈloʊ mə tə/. Pathology.

an inflammatory tumor or growth composed of granulation tissue.

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Origin of granuloma

First recorded in 1860–65; granule + -oma

OTHER WORDS FROM granuloma

gran·u·lom·a·tous [gran-yuh-lom-uh-tuhs], /ˌgræn yəˈlɒm ə təs/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for granuloma

granuloma
/ (ˌɡrænjʊˈləʊmə) /

noun plural -mas or -mata (-mətə)

a tumour composed of granulation tissue produced in response to chronic infection, inflammation, a foreign body, or to unknown causes

Derived forms of granuloma

granulomatous (ˌɡrænjʊˈlɒmətəs), adjective
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Medical definitions for granuloma

granuloma
[ grăn′yə-lōmə ]

n. pl. gran•u•lo•mas

A mass of inflamed granulation tissue, usually associated with ulcerated infections.

Other words from granuloma

gran′u•loma•tous (-mə-təs) adj.
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