an·gio·gran·u·lo·ma (an″je-o-gran″u-loґmə) [angio- + granuloma] an angioma of the skin or oral mucous membranes that contains granulation tissue, representing a vasoproliferative inflammatory response; after it develops, ulcerates, and suppurates, it is referred to as a pyogenic granuloma.

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