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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Granulation  \Gran`u*la"tion\,  n.  [Cf.  F.  granulation.] 
  1.  The  act  or  process  of  forming  or  crystallizing  into 
  grains;  as  the  granulation  of  powder  and  sugar. 
 
  2.  The  state  of  being  granulated. 
 
  3.  (Med.) 
  a  One  of  the  small  red,  grainlike  prominences  which 
  form  on  a  raw  surface  (that  of  wounds  or  ulcers),  and 
  are  the  efficient  agents  in  the  process  of  healing. 
  b  The  act  or  process  of  the  formation  of  such 
  prominences. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  granulation 
  n  :  new  connective  tissue  and  tiny  blood  vessels  that  form  on 
  the  surfaces  of  a  wound  during  the  healing  process  [syn: 
  {granulation  tissue}] 




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