Definition of Granuloma

1. Noun. A tumor composed of granulation tissue resulting from injury or inflammation or infection.

Generic synonyms: Neoplasm, Tumor, Tumour
Specialized synonyms: Gumma
Derivative terms: Granulomatous

Definition of Granuloma

1. Noun. (medicine) a tumor consisting of a mass of granular tissue that sometimes results from infection or injury ¹

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Definition of Granuloma

1. [n -MATA or -MAS]

Medical Definition of Granuloma

1. Chronic inflammatory lesion characterised by large numbers of cells of various types (macrophages, lymphocytes, fibroblasts, giant cells), some degrading and some repairing the tissues. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Granuloma

granulocyte-colony-stimulating factor
granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor
granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factors
granulocytic leukaemia
granulocytic leukemia
granulocytic sarcoma
granulocytic series
granuloma (current term)
granuloma annulare
granuloma endemicum
granuloma faciale
granuloma gangrenescens
granuloma gravidarum
granuloma inguinale tropicum
granuloma multiforme
granuloma telangiectaticum
granuloma tropicum

Literary usage of Granuloma

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Treatise on diseases of the skin for advanced students and practitioners by Henry Weightman Stelwagon (1916)
"461—especially relate to description of granuloma coccidioides and differentiation ... 1914, contend for the individuality of coccidioidal granuloma, ..."

2. American Journal of Roentgenology by American Radium Society (1919)
"/COCCIDIOIDAL granuloma is a V_^ definite, acute, subacute or chronic disease due to an infection by a parasitic organism or mould-like growth called by ..."

3. A Practical treatise on diseases of the skin for the use of students and by Oliver Samuel Ormsby (1921)
"The histological findings vary, but all agree that it is a form of granuloma. In Fordyce's case a granuloma with small lymphocytes, plasma-cells, ..."

4. Diseases of the skin: Inluding the Acute Eruptive Fevers by Frank Crozer Knowles (1914)
"ULCERATING granuloma OF THE PUDENDA. Synonyms. ... Venereal granuloma. Definition.—A disease of the tropics, characterized by the development of chronic ..."

5. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1919)
"CASE OF MEDIASTINAL HODGKIN'S granuloma, WITH PERFORATION OF THE CHEST WALL. ... THE case of Hodgkin's granuloma here described is chiefly of interest ..."

6. Diseases of the Skin: An Outline of the Principles and Practice of Dermatology by Malcolm Alexander Morris (1911)
"ULCERATING granuloma OF THE PUDENDA This affection, known also as sclerosing granuloma of the pudenda and as serpiginous ulceration of the genitalia, ..."

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