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proud flesh

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noun Pathology.
  1. granulation tissue.
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Origin of proud flesh

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400
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British Dictionary definitions for proud flesh

proud flesh

  1. a non-technical name for granulation tissue
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Word Origin

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

proud flesh

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