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syphiloma

/ (ˌsɪfɪˈləʊmə) /
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noun plural -mas or -mata (-mətə)

pathol a tumour or gumma caused by infection with syphilis

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Word Origin for syphiloma

C19: from syphilis + -oma, as in sarcoma
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Medical definitions for syphiloma

syphiloma
[ sĭf′ə-lōmə ]

n. pl. syph•i•lo•mas

gumma
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