granulation


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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.
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   2. The state of being granulated.
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   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.
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