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gummous

[guhm-uh s]
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adjective
  1. consisting of or resembling gum; gummy.
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Origin of gummous

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

heavy, impenetrable, opaque, stiff, deep, gooey, syrupy, compact, firm, set, solid, concrete, close, condensed, crowded, fixed, gelatinous, gummy, impervious, ossified

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Historical Examples of 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
  1. rare resembling or consisting of gum
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