granulation

noun
gran·​u·​la·​tion | \ ˌgran-yə-ˈlā-shən How to pronounce granulation (audio) \

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

Examples of granulation in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Having been buried with the Etruscans, granulation first came to Castellani’s attention when archaeologists of his time started unearthing treasures from Etruscan sites. Kyle Roderick, Forbes, 23 June 2021 This Roman master goldsmith devoted his life to replicating labor-intensive and exquisitely elegant jewelry-making techniques, such as Etruscan granulation. Kyle Roderick, Forbes, 23 June 2021 Linda Hoj's center rainbow moonstone pendant with sapphires surround in 22K gold with handmade chain and detailed granulation work. Beth Bernstein, Forbes, 1 June 2021 Thoreau crushed graphite to different granulations to find the right consistency to produce a solid mixture with clay. Jonathan Schifman, Popular Mechanics, 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, 30 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of granulation

1612, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of granulation was in 1612

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“Granulation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/granulation. Accessed 8 Dec. 2021.

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granulation

noun
gran·​u·​la·​tion | \ ˌgran-yə-ˈlā-shən How to pronounce granulation (audio) \

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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