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gumma

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noun gum·ma \ˈgə-mə\

Definition of gumma

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

  1. :  a tumor of gummy or rubbery consistency that is characteristic of the tertiary stage of syphilis

gum·ma·tous play \-mə-təs\ adjective


Origin of gumma

New Latin gummat-, gumma, from Late Latin, gum, alteration of Latin gummi gum


First Known Use: circa 1722


Medical Dictionary

gumma

play
noun gum·ma \ˈgəm-ə\

Medical Definition of gumma

plural gummas also gum·ma·ta \ˈgəm-ət-ə\play

  1. :  a tumor of gummy or rubbery consistency that is characteristic of the tertiary stage of syphilis

  2. gum·ma·tous \-ət-əs\play adjective




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  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of "gumma" Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about "gumma"


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