Pronunciation: (gran"yu-lā'shun), [key]
1. the act or process of granulating.
2. a granulated condition.
3. any of the grains of a granulated surface.
a. the formation of granulation tissue, esp. in healing.
b. See granulation tissue.
5. Astron.one of the small, short-lived features of the sun's surface that in the aggregate give it a mottled appearance when viewed with a telescope.
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