[ gran-yuh-loh-muh ]

noun,plural gran·u·lo·mas, gran·u·lo·ma·ta [gran-yuh-loh-muh-tuh]. /ˌgræn yəˈloʊ mə tə/. Pathology.
  1. 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


/ (ˌɡrænjʊˈləʊmə) /

nounplural -mas or -mata (-mətə)
  1. 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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