gumma

gumma

[guhm-uh]
noun, plural gummas, gummata [guhm-uh-tuh] . Pathology.
a rubbery, tumorlike lesion associated with tertiary syphilis.

Origin:
1715–25; < Neo-Latin; see gum1

gummatous, adjective
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gumma (ˈɡʌmə)
 
n , pl -mas, -mata
pathol a rubbery tumour characteristic of advanced syphilis, occurring esp on the skin, liver, brain or heart
 
[C18: from New Latin, from Latin gummigum1]
 
'gummatous
 
adj

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gumma gum·ma (gŭm'ə)
n. pl. gum·mas or gum·ma·ta (gŭm'ə-tə)
A small, rubbery granuloma having a necrotic center and an inflamed, fibrous capsule. It is characteristic of an advanced stage of syphilis. Also called syphiloma.


gum'ma·tous adj.
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gumma

landlocked ken (prefecture), Honshu, Japan, containing the western Kanto Plain. Most of its area is mountainous, with two-thirds more than 1,650 feet (500 m) in elevation and volcanic peaks towering over 6,560 feet (2,000 m). The prefectural capital, Maebashi, and most of the population are on a small segment of the plain in the southeast

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