granuloma

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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.

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

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.
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
Translations

granuloma

[ˌgrænjʊˈləʊmə] ngranuloma m

granuloma

n granuloma m; pyogenic — granuloma piógeno
References in periodicals archive ?
1] It is subclassified as: infectious granuloma, nonspecific granulomatous prostatitis, post-biopsy granuloma, and systemic granulomatous prostatitis.
The histologic features of these reactive lesions are similar to those described in rheumatoid nodules or infectious granulomas.
Ulbright and Katzenstein (10) suggested that such cases might represent infectious granulomas in which the organism has been killed or removed by the inflammatory reaction.

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