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granuloma

Pronunciation: gran'yu-lo'ma

Definition: Term applied to nodular inflammatory lesions, usually small or granular, firm, persistent, and containing compactly grouped modified phagocytes (epithelioid cells, giant cells, and other macrophages).

[granulo- + G. -oma, tumor]

See Also: granulomatosis

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