Definition of granuloma in English:


nounplural noun granulomas, plural noun granulomata/-mətə/

  • A mass of granulation tissue, typically produced in response to infection, inflammation, or the presence of a foreign substance.

    ‘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.’
    • ‘Pyogenic granulomas are vascular lesions, not purulent as the name implies.’
    • ‘Overall, this book provides a thorough and comprehensive review of granulomas and granulomatous disorders.’



/ˌɡranyəˈlōmə/ /ˌɡrænjəˈloʊmə/