gumma

noun
gum·​ma | \ ˈgə-mə How to pronounce gumma (audio) \
plural gummas also gummata\ ˈgə-​mə-​tə How to pronounce gumma (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 gumma (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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The first known use of gumma was circa 1722

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“Gumma.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gumma. Accessed 15 Jun. 2021.

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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 gumma (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 gumma (audio) \ adjective

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