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[guhm-uh] /ˈgʌm ə/

noun, plural gummas, gummata
[guhm-uh-tuh] /ˈgʌm ə tə/ (Show IPA). Pathology.
a rubbery, tumorlike lesion associated with tertiary syphilis.
noun (pl) -mas, -mata (-mətə)
(pathol) a rubbery tumour characteristic of advanced syphilis, occurring esp on the skin, liver, brain or heart

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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