proud flesh


noun Pathology.


Nearby words

  1. protyle,
  2. protégé,
  3. protégée,
  4. proud,
  5. proud as a peacock,
  6. proudful,
  7. proudhearted,
  8. proudhon,
  9. proudhon, pierre joseph,
  10. proudly

Origin of proud flesh

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400

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British Dictionary definitions for proud flesh

proud flesh

noun

a non-technical name for granulation tissue

Word Origin for proud flesh

C14: from proud (in the sense: swollen, protruding)

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Medicine definitions for proud flesh

proud flesh

[ proud ]

n.

The swollen flesh that surrounds a healing wound, caused by excessive granulation.

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