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Pronunciation: gran'yu-la'shun


  1. Formation into grains or granules; the state of being granular.
  2. A granular mass in or on the surface of any organ or membrane; one of the individual granules that form the mass.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.

Synonym(s): granulatio

[L. granulatio]

See Also: granulation tissue

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