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Definition: 'Granuloma'

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granuloma

Type: Term

Pronunciation: gran′yū-lō′mă

Definitions:
1. Term applied to nodular inflammatory lesions, usually small or granular, firm, persistent, and containing compactly grouped modified phagocytes (epithelioid cells, giant cells, and other macrophages).



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