- 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 gummatous
From what formations is the gummatous syphiloderm to be differentiated?
Gummatous lesions occur on the lips, and are liable to be mistaken for epithelioma.
The tertiary manifestations in the tongue are sclerosing glossitis, gummas, and gummatous ulcers.
The ulcers have seldom the typically rounded or serpiginous outline of gummatous ulcers on other parts of the body.
Does the gummatous syphiloderm invariably appear as a rounded well-defined tumor?
- 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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