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gran·u·lo·ma

 (grăn′yə-lō′mə)
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.
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granuloma

(ˌɡrænjʊˈləʊmə)
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
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gran•u•lo•ma

(ˌgræn yəˈloʊ mə)

n., pl. -mas, -ma•ta (-mə tə)
an inflammatory tumor or growth composed of granulation tissue.
[1860–65]
gran`u•lom′a•tous (-ˈlɒm ə təs) adj.
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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
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Translations

granuloma

[ˌgrænjʊˈləʊmə] ngranuloma m
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granuloma

n granuloma m; pyogenic — granuloma piógeno
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The disease is so named for the exuberant chronic granuloma formation observed in patients.
With a long duration, asymptomatic nature of the lesion a chronic granuloma was suspected.
In our practice, the primary indications for in-office laser therapy are the treatment of recurrent respiratory papillomas, chronic granulomas that have not responded to aggressive antireflux and speech therapy, recurrent leukoplakia, cancer palliation, and sometimes Barrett's esophagus.

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