gran·​u·​la·​tion | \ˌgran-yə-ˈlā-shən \

Definition of granulation 

1 : the act or process of granulating : the condition of being granulated

2 : one of the minute red granules of new capillaries formed on the surface of a wound in healing

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Thoreau crushed graphite to different granulations to find the right consistency to produce a solid mixture with clay. Jonathan Schifman, Popular Mechanics, "The Write Stuff: How the Humble Pencil Conquered the World," 16 Aug. 2016 Thus, reliefs adorning a bronze mirror emulate Chinese models; the makers of gold earrings used a granulation technique that traveled from the Mediterranean along the Silk Road. Lee Lawrence, WSJ, "‘The Arts of Korea’ Review: Cosmopolitan Creativity," 30 Sep. 2017

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1612, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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gran·​u·​la·​tion | \ˌgran-yə-ˈlā-shən \

Medical Definition of granulation 

1 : the act or process of granulating : the condition of being granulated

2a : one of the small elevations of a granulated surface:

(1) : a minute mass of tissue projecting from the surface of an organ (as on the eyelids in trachoma)

(2) : one of the minute red granules made up of loops of newly formed capillaries that form on a raw surface (as of a wound) and that with fibroblasts are the active agents in the process of healing — see granulation tissue

b : the act or process of forming such elevations or granules

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