[ 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.

Origin of granuloma

First recorded in 1860–65; granule + -oma
Related formsgran·u·lom·a·tous [gran-yuh-lom-uh-tuh s] /ˌgræn yəˈlɒm ə təs/, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for 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 Formsgranulomatous (ˌɡrænjʊˈlɒmətəs), adjective
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Word Origin and History for granuloma



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

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Medicine definitions for granuloma


[ grăn′yə-lōmə ]

n. pl. gran•u•lo•mas

A mass of inflamed granulation tissue, usually associated with ulcerated infections.
Related formsgran′u•loma•tous (-mə-təs) adj.
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