gummous

[guhm-uh s]

adjective

consisting of or resembling gum; gummy.

Nearby words

  1. gummata,
  2. gummatous abscess,
  3. gummed,
  4. gummite,
  5. gummosis,
  6. gummy,
  7. gummy shark,
  8. gump,
  9. gumption,
  10. gumri

Origin of gummous

1660–70; < Latin gummōsus, equivalent to gumm(i) gum1 + -ōsus -ous

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Examples from the Web for gummous

  • Of the gummous exsudation, or small transparent Pearls, discovered with a Microscope in several others.

    Micrographia|Robert Hooke


British Dictionary definitions for gummous

gummous

gummose (ˈɡʌməʊs)

adjective

rare resembling or consisting of gum
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