gumma

noun
gum·​ma | \ ˈgə-mə How to pronounce gumma (audio) \
plural gummas also gummata\ ˈgə-​mə-​tə How to pronounce gummata (audio) \

Definition of gumma

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

Other Words from gumma

gummatous \ ˈgə-​mə-​təs How to pronounce gummatous (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of gumma

circa 1722, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for gumma

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

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Dictionary Entries near gumma

gumless

gumlie

gumlike

gumma

gum mastic

gummiferous

gummily

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gumma

noun
gum·​ma | \ ˈgəm-ə How to pronounce gumma (audio) \
plural gummas also gummata\ ˈgəm-​ət-​ə How to pronounce gummata (audio) \

Medical Definition of gumma

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

Other Words from gumma

gummatous \ -​ət-​əs How to pronounce gummatous (audio) \ adjective

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