1. The act or process of forming or crystallizing into grains; as, the granulation of powder and sugar.

2. The state of being granulated.

3. <medicine> One of the small, red, grainlike prominences which form on a raw surface (that of wounds or ulcers), and are the efficient agents in the process of healing. The act or process of the formation of such prominences.

Origin: Cf. F. Granulation.

(01 Mar 1998)