\ɡɹˈanjʊlˌɒmə], \ɡɹˈanjʊlˌɒmə], \ɡ_ɹ_ˈa_n_j_ʊ_l_ˌɒ_m_ə]\
Definitions of GRANULO'MA
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A productive granular growth, produced by such organisms as Bacillus tuberculosis, Treponema pallida of syphilis, Bacillus lepra, Bacillus mallei of glanders, and the Actinomyces bovis of actinomycosis. They are usually formed of lymphoid and epitheloid cells, and often contain giant cells. The class is called the infectious granulomata.
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