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n. pl. gran·u·lo·mas or gran·u·lo·ma·ta (-mə-tə)
Any of various nodular masses of granulocytic monocytes and other immune cells, including macrophages and eosinophils, that aggregate in response to a chronic infection, such as tuberculosis, or other inflammatory process.

gran′u·lo′ma·tous (-mə-təs) adj.


n, pl -mas or -mata (-mətə)
(Pathology) a tumour composed of granulation tissue produced in response to chronic infection, inflammation, a foreign body, or to unknown causes
granulomatous adj


(ˌgræn yəˈloʊ mə)

n., pl. -mas, -ma•ta (-mə tə)
an inflammatory tumor or growth composed of granulation tissue.
gran`u•lom′a•tous (-ˈlɒm ə təs) adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.granuloma - a tumor composed of granulation tissue resulting from injury or inflammation or infection
neoplasm, tumor, tumour - an abnormal new mass of tissue that serves no purpose
gumma - a small rubbery granuloma that is characteristic of an advanced stage of syphilis


[ˌgrænjʊˈləʊmə] ngranuloma m


n granuloma m; pyogenic — granuloma piógeno
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It can be very difficult to preoperatively distinguish testicular tumours from cholesterol granulomas of the testis or epididymis.
But if they don't and are also painful or if you also have other symptoms, they could be a sign of sarcoidosis - a condition where cells clump together to form small lumps of inflammation and scarring called granulomas.
For the study, the research team infected monkeys with TB and then carefully tracked the granulomas that developed in the lungs.
Fine-needle aspiration of a left preauricular lymph node revealed multinucleated giant cells and noncaseating granulomas consistent with granulomatous lymphangitis (Figure 2).
Limas C: The spectrum of primary cutaneous elastolytic granulomas and their distinction from granuloma annulare: a clinicopathological analysis.
In addition, bone marrow trephine biopsy may show granulomas that may reveal AFB following Ziehl-Neelsen (ZN) staining.
Of the 33 inoculated falcons, 16 demonstrated clinical signs (vomiting, greenish urates, dyspnea, ruffled feathers) commonly associated with aspergillosis and in 14 falcons necropsy revealed aspergillosis granulomas confirmed by mycology and histopathology.
This is the first report of a patient with two laryngeal plasma cell granulomas and the 22nd reported case of laryngeal plasma cell granuloma.
These are fleas, allergic dermatitis, and lick granulomas.
Sarcoidosis is a systemic inflammatory disorder characterized by noncaseating granulomas which mostly affect the lungs, intrathoracic lymph nodes, eyes, and skin.
The increasing availability and use of neuro-imaging in children with new-onset partial seizures has resulted in increased identification of intracranial granulomas.
No thickening, culture TB granulomas thick walled cavity (3x2 cms) filled with brownish friable material, bronchiectatic changes.