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Noun, pl. granulations 1. Granulation (process), the process of forming or crystallizing into grains. ( 2. Granulation tissue, a product of healing in major wounds. ( 3. The formation of granules. ( 4. The condition of being granulated. ( 5. Granulated tissue on the surface of a healing wound; granulation tissue. ( 6. The attachment of granules of precious metal to underlying metal of jewellery. ( (Astronomy) 1. A bright, transient granular marking on the Sun’s photosphere. ( Word origin: From Late Latin granulum “granule,” diminutive of Latin granum “grain, seed” +...

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/ˈgravid/ Adjective 1. Used to describe the condition of an animal (most commonly fish or reptiles) when carrying eggs internally. In entomology it describes a mated female insect. ( 2. Pregnant; now used chiefly of egg-laying animals, or metaphorically. ( Word origin: From Latin gravidus “loaded; pregnant,” from gravis “burdened,...

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Greater omentum

Noun 1. A large fold of visceral peritoneum that hangs down from the stomach. It extends from the greater curvature of the stomach, passing in front of the small intestines and reflects on itself to ascend to the transverse colon before reaching to the posterior abdominal wall. ( 2. A peritoneal fold passing from the greater curvature of the stomach to the transverse colon, hanging like an apron in front of the intestines. ( 3. A part of the peritoneum attached to the greater curvature of the stomach and to the colon and hanging down over the small intestine. ( 4. Part of the peritoneum attached to the stomach and to the colon and covering the intestines. ( Syn: Great omentum, omentum majus, gastrocolic omentum, epiploon, or, especially in animals,...

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/grōTH/ Noun, pl. growths 1. An increase in size and mass during the development of an organism over a period of time. ( 2. The gradual increase (e.g. in size or number) of an animal or vegetable body over time. ( 3. The development of an organism, e.g. of a plant from a seed to full maturity. ( 4. Tumor; an abnormal mass in an organism. (   Syn: 1. enlargement, expansion, increase, increment 2. development, maturation 3. outgrowth, cancer,...

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