a rubbery, tumorlike lesion associated with tertiary syphilis.
- gum·ma·tous, adjective
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How to use gumma in a sentence
There was the secret ploughing society of the young men of a village in gumma prefecture.The Foundations of Japan | J.W. Robertson Scott
He was introduced as a rural religionist from gumma prefecture set on reforming his countrymen.The Foundations of Japan | J.W. Robertson Scott
An isolated gumma forms a firm elastic swelling, shading off into the surroundings.
If a periosteal gumma breaks down and invades the skin, a syphilitic ulcer is formed with carious bone at the bottom.
The disease is liable to be mistaken for central tumour, gumma, tuberculosis, or abscess of bone.
British Dictionary definitions for gumma
pathol a rubbery tumour characteristic of advanced syphilis, occurring esp on the skin, liver, brain or heart
- gummatous, adjective
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