gumma

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noun gum·ma \ˈgə-mə\

Definition of gumma

plural

gummas

also

gummata

play \ˈgə-mə-tə\
  1. :  a tumor of gummy or rubbery consistency that is characteristic of the tertiary stage of syphilis

gummatous

play \-mə-təs\ adjective

Origin and Etymology 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

gummata

\ˈgəm-ət-ə\play
  1. :  a tumor of gummy or rubbery consistency that is characteristic of the tertiary stage of syphilis

gummatous

\-ət-əs\play adjective

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