gumma

[ guhm-uh ]
/ ˈgʌm ə /

noun, plural gum·mas, gum·ma·ta [guhm-uh-tuh] /ˈgʌm ə tə/. Pathology.

a rubbery, tumorlike lesion associated with tertiary syphilis.

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Origin of gumma

From New Latin, dating back to 1715–25; see origin at gum1

OTHER WORDS FROM gumma

gum·ma·tous, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for gumma

gumma
/ (ˈɡʌmə) /

noun plural -mas or -mata (-mətə)

pathol a rubbery tumour characteristic of advanced syphilis, occurring esp on the skin, liver, brain or heart

Derived forms of gumma

gummatous, adjective

Word Origin for gumma

C18: from New Latin, from Latin gummi gum 1
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Medical definitions for gumma

gumma
[ gŭmə ]

n. pl. gum•mas

A small, rubbery granuloma having a necrotic center and an inflamed, fibrous capsule. It is characteristic of an advanced stage of syphilis.syphiloma

Other words from gumma

gumma•tous adj.
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