gumma

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

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 \ 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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gumlie

gumlike

gumma

gum mastic

gummiferous

gummily

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gumma

noun
gum·ma | \ˈgəm-ə \
plural gummas also gummata\ˈgəm-ət-ə \

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 \ adjective

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