A firm, tumorlike granulation formed as a reaction to chronic inflammation, as from foreign bodies, bacteria, etc.
Webster's New World
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.
American Heritage Medicine
Other Word Forms of Granuloma
Granuloma Sentence Examples
This rapidly growing, pedunculated lesion is a pyogenic granuloma.
This has established the " giant-cell reparative granuloma " as a separate clinico-pathological entity.
A 27-year-old woman presented with a mandibular 8 x 10 cm solid mass diagnosed as central giant cell granuloma.
Staining of collagen in liver granuloma, illustrating fibrotic reaction in the liver, a major aspect of the pathology associated with this disease.
The granuloma thus provides a complex, local microenvironment in which leucocytes interact to effect pathogen clearance or to ensure their containment.