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granuloma Line breaks: granu|loma
Pronunciation: /ˌɡranjʊˈləʊmə/

Definition of granuloma in English:

noun (plural granulomas or granulomata ˌɡranjʊˈləʊmətə)

A mass of granulation tissue, typically produced in response to infection, inflammation, or the presence of a foreign substance.
Example sentences
  • A punch biopsy of the lesion showed tuberculous granulomas within the epiglottic tissue.
  • Cat-scratch disease will also produce granulomatous inflammation, but the granulomas are suppurative in nature.
  • These nodules are frequently found in cases of tuberculous meningitis and represent caseating granulomas typical of tuberculosis.


Example sentences
  • One patient had rheumatoid arthritis with granulomatous meningitis, which was thought to be noninfectious.
  • The differential diagnosis includes lymphoma, granulomatous infections, benign vascular tumors, and metastatic cancer.
  • Donovonosis can result in ulcerative, granulomatous, or hypertrophic lesions.
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