- Formation into grains or granules; the state of being granular.
- A granular mass in or on the surface of any organ or membrane; one of the individual granules that form the mass.
- The formation of minute, rounded, fleshy connective tissue projections on the surface of a wound, ulcer, or inflamed tissue surface in the process of healing; one of the fleshy granules composing this surface.
- In pharmacy, the formation of crystals by constant agitation of a supersaturated solution of a salt; product used in the manufacture of tablets for oral use.
See Also: granulation tissue
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