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Related to proud flesh: granulation tissue
The swollen flesh that surrounds a healing wound, caused by excessive granulation.
[From its swelling up.]
(Physiology) a non-technical name for granulation tissue
[C14: from proud (in the sense: swollen, protruding)]
gran•u•la•tion(ˌgræn yəˈleɪ ʃən)
1. the act or process of granulating.
2. a granulated condition.
a. the formation of capillary-rich tissue with an irregular surface, as during wound healing.
b. the tissue so formed.
The outward uncontrolled growth of flesh from a wound such as a blister worn on a horse’s neck by a poorly fitting collar, an improper attachment position of the trace chains to the hames, or overwork. One cure was to treat the growth with copper sulfate.