granulation

/gran'yeuh lay"sheuhn/, n.
1. the act or process of granulating.
2. a granulated condition.
3. any of the grains of a granulated surface.
4. Pathol.
a. the formation of granulation tissue, esp. in healing.
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.
[1606-15; GRANULE + -ATION]

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▪ jewelry decoration
      in jewelry, type of decoration in which minute grains or tiny balls of gold are applied to a surface in geometric or linear patterns or massed to fill in parts of a decoration. First used as early as the 3rd millennium BC, it was known in western Asia and Egypt. The technique as practiced by the ancient Greeks, especially immediately following the Mycenaean Age, achieved an amazing fineness and could produce a texture of great richness.

      By the 5th century BC, granulation had been largely replaced by filigree in Greek work. The art of granulation probably reached its peak with the Etruscans between the 7th and 6th centuries BC, in the elaborately granulated and embossed earrings, pronged shoulder clasps (for cloaks) modeled with gold-granulated sphinxes and lions, and beads found in Etruscan tombs. Granulation was spread widely in southern Asia, particularly in India and Persia, through contact with the Roman Empire.

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  • Granulation — Gran u*la tion, n. [Cf. F. granulation.] 1. The act or process of forming or crystallizing into grains; as, the granulation of powder and sugar. [1913 Webster] 2. The state of being granulated. [1913 Webster] 3. (Med.) (a) One of the small, red,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Granulation — can refer to:*Granulation tissue, a product of healing in major wounds; *Granular synthesis, a sound synthesis method; *Solar granulation, a sign of turbulent convection on the Sun; or *a process used by goldsmiths or silversmiths to decorate… …   Wikipedia

  • Granulation — (lat., »Körnung, Körnchenbildung«), Bildung der Fleischwärzchen auf heilenden Wunden und Geschwüren, durch die deren Heilung bewirkt wird. Die Fleischwärzchen sind rötliche, stecknadelkopfgroße Körnchen, die aus zahlreichen zarten und… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Granulation — (v. lat., Med.), 1) die bei Eiterung sich bildenden Fleischwärzchen, s. Eiter; 2) Pachioni sche Granulationen, kleine Knötchen in den Hirnhäuten; 3) G. (Granulardegeneration) der Nieren, so v.w. Bright sche Krankheit, s.d.; 4) G. der Gebärmutter… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Granulation — (lat.), Körnung, gekörntes Aussehen; in der Medizin die Bildung körniger Fleischwärzchen (aus Haargefäßen und Bindegewebe) auf Wunden und Geschwüren, wodurch deren Heilung bewirkt wird; bei übermäßiger Wucherung, entsteht das sog. wilde Fleisch,… …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Granulation — Granulation, lat. dtsch., Pulverung; in der Medicin der Krankheitsprozeß, in Folge dessen eine mit körnigen Erhabenheiten bedeckte Fläche erscheint; in der Pharmacie die Zerkleinerung eines festen Körpers; die Behandlung leicht schmelzbarer… …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • granulation — 1610s, from L.L. granulum (see GRANULAR (Cf. granular)) + ATION (Cf. ation) …   Etymology dictionary

  • granulation — [gran΄yə lā′shən] n. 1. formation into granules or grains 2. Med. a) the formation of a small mass of tiny red granules of newly formed capillaries, as on the surface of a wound that is healing b) the mass itself …   English World dictionary

  • Granulation — Der Begriff Granulation, allgemein etwa Körnung bedeutend, wird in verschiedenen Fachbereichen verwendet: Granulation (Astronomie), insbesondere die körnige Struktur der Sonnenoberfläche Granulation (Goldschmiedekunst) Granulation (Informatik)… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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