gumma


gum·ma

noun \ˈgə-mə\
plural gummas also gum·ma·ta \ˈgə-mə-tə\

Definition of GUMMA

:  a tumor of gummy or rubbery consistency that is characteristic of the tertiary stage of syphilis
gum·ma·tous \-mə-təs\ adjective

Origin of GUMMA

New Latin gummat-, gumma, from Late Latin, gum, alteration of Latin gummi gum
First Known Use: circa 1722

gum·ma

noun \ˈgəm-ə\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural gummas also gum·ma·ta \ˈgəm-ət-ə\

Medical Definition of GUMMA

: a tumor of gummy or rubbery consistency that is characteristic of the tertiary stage of syphilis
gum·ma·tous \-ət-əs\ adjective

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