proud flesh

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proud flesh

The swollen flesh that surrounds a healing wound, caused by excessive granulation.

[From its swelling up.]

proud flesh

(Physiology) a non-technical name for granulation tissue
[C14: from proud (in the sense: swollen, protruding)]


(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.

Proud flesh

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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.proud flesh - the swollen tissue around a healing wound or ulcer
granulation, granulation tissue - new connective tissue and tiny blood vessels that form on the surfaces of a wound during the healing process
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