- a rubbery, tumorlike lesion associated with tertiary syphilis.
Origin of gumma
From New Latin, dating back to 1715–25; see origin at gum1
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Examples from the Web for gumma
The name of a syphilitic swelling or tumor is gumma (plural, gummata).Woman
William J. Robinson
Althaus162 also makes three divisions, two of which are as follows: Cerebral tumor—a gumma either hard or soft.
In this case there was certainly organic disease, probably a gumma on the surface of the right hemisphere.
Paralysis due to gumma or other cerebral tumor is much slower in its course.
A gumma is usually situated on the dorsum and more often towards the centre than at the edges.
- pathol a rubbery tumour characteristic of advanced syphilis, occurring esp on the skin, liver, brain or heart
C18: from New Latin, from Latin gummi gum 1
- A small, rubbery granuloma having a necrotic center and an inflamed, fibrous capsule. It is characteristic of an advanced stage of syphilis.syphiloma
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